Ahead of next week general elections, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has advised Nigerians against selling their votes, saying that it’s like “selling your destiny”.
He spoke on Saturday at a workshop on broadcast media coverage for the 2019 elections, organised by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Abuja tagged ‘Fake News, Hate Speech, Vote and PVC Buying’.
Represented by Ms Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Information Minister said:
“Selling your vote or PVC is like selling your destiny and we should not allow ourselves to sell our destiny. When you do that, you know what that means.”
Journalists were also advised to use their positions to work with government in the effort to address the spread of fake news, hate speech and vote buying.