The Chairman, Association of Kano Online Journalists has called on members of the body not to allow themselves be used to promote fake news and unsubstantiated news as the country moves closer to the 2023 general elections.
The Chairman made the call on Saturday during the association’s general congress which took place in the State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary of the Association, Yakubu Salisu.
According to him, the call became pertinent considering the influence of online media in the society as most people now access their information primarily online.
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Habib also charged the members to be professional in the course of their jobs devoid of sentiments and adhere to the journalistic code of conduct.
The Chairman further call on the public, corporate and private institutions to be aware of quacks that claim to be media professionals, so as to avoid fake news.