In a statement issued yesterday by its spokesman, Anjola Badmus, the group urged sponsors of the publication to have a rethink and uphold the ethical standard of journalism.
The statement reads: “We view the story as an attempt by the out-of-job reporter turned blogger to resuscitate her drowning career by disparaging the commissioner whose achievements have become reference points, not just in Alimosho, but in Lagos West.
“The commissioner recorded strides in office while she was in charge of Youth and Social Development Ministry, where she, among others, put together the first ever Youth Policy in Lagos; Ibile Youth Academy, which produced the state’s first ever Youth Ambassadors, streamlining of local and international children adoption procedures, renovation and building of existing and new youth centres across council areas in the state.
The group further said those behind the story were chasing shadows in their bid to discredit the commissioner before leaders of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) in the state, who are satisfied with her performance.
“Akinbile-Yussuf in 2014 launched her goodwill projects, which provided job tools for thousands of artisans in the entire Alimosho area.
In the 2017 edition of the project, pupils in 12 public schools in Alimosho were beneficiaries of stationeries, bags and sundry writing materials.”