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Always cross check facts before going to press, Dikio advises journalists

The Presidential Amnesty Programme office ( PAP) has called on journalists to always cross check any information about PAP with the  office before issuing such to the public to avoid embarrassing reports against the office.

This is coming on the heels of an allegation against the interim administrator of PAP Col Millad Dixon Dikio (rtd) that he allegedly paid N187million for the  supply of stationery and consultancy fee for end of year meeting and vocational training.
But in a statement at the weekend by the Special Adviser to Dikio on Media, Neotabase Egbe, the office  said that the incident occured in 2017 and the circular for the query succinctly captured the date and other details.
The statement insisted that reports suggesting that the transactions were done within Dikio’s tenure were the latest work of mischief makers, desperately seeking to discredit the interim administrator.
The statement read “The report widely circulated in some national dailes does not represent the true situation of things. The said incident for the supply of stationery and consultancy services for end of year, happened way back in 2017.
“It was therefore surprising that for obvious monetary gains, mischief and deliberate action to discredit the interim administrator, the authors of the story couldn’t verify from the office.”

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