Agene AKHERE, Benin
Edo State Government has withdrawn the accreditation of the Correspondent and Cameraman of the Independent Television (ITV) attached to the Government House, for the TV station’s unprofessional reportage of news and events aimed at deliberately misinforming the people on the government’s programmes and activities.
In a letter to the General Manager, Independent Television (ITV), Benin City, owned by Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, Special Adviser to the Governor, Prince Kassim Afegbua said: “You will recall our earlier discussion with you on the series of fabricated and adversarial reportage of issues in the state which has continued to misinform, misrepresent and confuse the people of the state.
“As you know, these deliberate false reports which have become your editorial policy offend the ethics of broadcast journalism and the code of conduct spelt out by the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC].
“In view of the above, we are withdrawing the accreditation of your correspondent earlier attached to Government House with immediate effect.”
The station was also sacked from the Government House during the short tenure of the government of professor Osunbor