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Ayinde Debunks Appointment Rumour, Charges Media On Information Verification

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The chairman of the Inauguration Committee of the Lagos State governor, Hon Tayo Ayinde has debunked media reports, especially digital media, of his appointment as the Chief of Staff to the newly inaugurated governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.

Hon Ayinde, in a statement he personally signed and made available to LEADERSHIP, said that his initial reaction was to ignore the news, “and treat it like other fake news that usually dies a natural death, but upon further reflection, I decided that there is need to set the record straight.”

He said, “Let me state emphatically that His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has not made any cabinet appointment. The only official assignment undertaken so far by him was taking of the oath of office and inspection of the Guard of Honour.

“Therefore, the news flying around is a lie and can only be described as beer parlour journalism.”

While explaining that he only served as the Director General of the Independent Campaign Group and later as chairman of the inauguration committee, “which remains my last assignment to date,” Hon Ayinde charged media professionals, particularly those in online journalism to kindly verify information before publishing so as not to cause embarrassment for the subject of their news stories.

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