Nigeria’s Oak TV broke an off-the-record agreement in November when it published a video of a politician’s off-the-record comment.
Oak TV’s video showed Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed speaking about how much money the government spends to feed a leader of Islamist Movement in Nigeria who is detained in Nigeria, according to Daily Trust.
Oak TV admitted it was wrong to publish the video and apologized to Mohammed. Oak TV also published an apology on Twitter, saying “all team members involved have been sanctioned and we would do more to tighten our gatekeeping responsibilities.”
Oak TV also included a copy of its letter apologizing to the minister. We’ve contacted Mohammed to ask for his response.
On Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018, Oak TV made some error in its reporting regarding a conversation with the Minister of Information. This is an error which we regret. All team members involved have been sanctioned, and we would do more to tighten our gatekeeping responsibilities. 👇 pic.twitter.com/7P8lJ4MIkS
— Oak TV (@OakTVOnline) November 8, 2018