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Fake, biased news causing disunity in Nigeria – Pantami

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has stated that faux and biased information are the main causes of disunity within the nation.

Pantami urged Nigerians, significantly media practitioners to eschew the unfold of faux information.

He made these declarations on the third Anniversary of Muslim Information Nigeria held in Lagos on the weekend.

Current on the occasion included Alhaji Femi Abbas, Barrister Ibrahim Yakubu Umar, Dr. Saliu Oyelami, former Lagos State Commissioner for House Affairs, Dr Abdul Lateef AbdulHakeem; Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Ladies Associations of Nigeria, Hajiah Rafiah Sanni and former Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos Chapter, Dr Qasim Akinreti.

Others are MD/CEO of Full Sports activities, Alhaji Mumuni Alao; Alhaji Tajudeen Uzamat and Chairman, Muslim Attorneys Affiliation of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Barr. Ajibola Kaka.

Pantami, whereas talking, referred to as on all Nigerians, irrespective of faith or tribe to at all times converse the reality and promote goodness.

The Minister additionally chaired the occasion stated that Islam denounces faux information.

He added that there is no such thing as a place within the Qur’an and Hadith that encourages unfold of falsehood.

“Pretend and biased information is without doubt one of the points inflicting disunity in our nation.

“Regardless of our faith or tribe, we should attempt to promote goodness, converse the reality, do what is correct and encourage others to do what is correct. In all of the verses of the Qur’an, there is no such thing as a place Allah agreed with faux information.

“For instance, if you happen to take a look at Suratul Hujuraat, Q.49; verse 6, Allah attracts our consideration to the necessity for investigating.

“The Qur’an says, Oh you who consider, if an evil particular person involves you with any information, examine in order that you’ll not hurt folks out of ignorance and thereafter you remorse your motion.

“This verse is the inspiration of the battle towards faux information. As Muslims, even when somebody assaults us with faux information, we should not reply to him with similar. Reasonably we needs to be goal and honest to him.

“For our buddies who’re within the media, they need to at all times abide by this rule of investigating. This goes past the ethics of journalism. It’s a part of the ethics of Islam as a faith. If we are able to adjust to this, we’ll make Nigeria a greater place for all.

“Moreover, if you happen to take a look at Suratu-n-Nuur, Q. 24, Allah espoused to us the hazards of faux information, significantly what was attributed mischievously to the mom of the believers, Aisha (Could Allah be happy together with her). When Abdullah Ibn Ubay Ibn Saluul, the chief of the hypocrites unfold faux information towards Aisha, saying that she dedicated an unlawful sexual relationship with Safwaan, our beloved Prophet directed Aisha to return to her father’s home and wait till Allah reveals a message about her state of affairs.”

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