The management of Baraza multipurpose cooperative society in Bayelsa state has lampooned an online medium, scan-news over its recent publication titled “Bribena’s Attack on the media, an ungodly disposition” as unethical and reeked of hogwash.
You will recall that both leadership of NigerDeltaconnect.com also the publisher of scan-news and Baraza cooperation have been at loggerhead over the latter shortcomings on forex trading and its inability to pay members 25 percent monthly Return on Investment (ROI).
A statement signed by the management of Baraza and made available to thewire.ng said, they won’t be deterred by untrue article coming from a medium that lacks any ingredient of proper journalism.
The statement: “The management has read the recent publication of scan news with the above title and we are persuaded to put the record straight.
It would be recalled that the Baraza cooperative has existed for a year and two months.
Within this period the cooperative has consistently paid all members her profits without any delay.
As a honorable man who has the best interest of members, he made full disclosure when a policy change in its trading platform DERIVE became operational with a negative impact on its core objectives.
This development necessitated a general zoom meeting where certain decisions were collectively taken as measures to manage the situation.
The issues were not in any way threatening the continuity of the cooperative as measures were already being taken to manage its effect.
Scan news never interviewed any of our management staff neither did it interview a sizable portion of our cooperative members as expected of a responsible media group before reporting a deliberately false and untrue account.
It is therefore unarguably disingenuous for the management of scan news to submit that their news was a product of human concern and was done after careful investigation.
Ironically within this period of sensationally orchestrated false alarm, there are more than a hundred membership request to join the cooperative. Truly people are known to identify with success and not failure.
Professional ethics in journalism compels publishers to get facts correctly before publishing.
It is therefore correct to submit that the reportage lacks any ingredient of proper journalism.
This development persuaded members to respond directly to Moses Dickson, owner of scan news.
They found his actions untrue, unethical, dangerous, and a calculated attempt to create panic and discredit the cooperative.
Such false and evil actions cannot be allowed to gain currency.
Accordingly, Pastor Miebi Bribena granted interviews, released a press statement, conducted phone-in programs all in a spirited attempt to correct the false impression and to educate the public and members of the cooperative.
Such response truly cannot be interpreted as crude nor unlawful.
Indeed, the CEO of scanews never denied the fact that he had solicited through his LAW FIRM a contract for a legal retainer-ship and through his MEDIA FIRMa contract to manage the media and cooperate image of the cooperative, a request that the management finds unnecessary.
There is also no iota of truth that the cooperative has taken steps to gag the press as alleged by scan news. Rather we have made open disclosure, facts that have been independently verified by other members of the cooperative that equally trades forex on the same platform.
While it is true that the CEO of scan news has never been known to work in any establishment since leaving the law school, the CEO of the cooperative has had over thirty years of hard work as a professional architect and entrepreneur managing over ten companies in his line of professional calling. His successes are public knowledge.
Sadly a man whose only known source of funds is his being a brother to a former governor has the temerity to question a successful man.
It is common knowledge that the activities of the cooperative are felt far and near. This has even occasioned the setting up of more cooperatives.
Bar Moses Dickson must know that the pastoral calling of the CEO has nothing to do with his managerial duties.
Pastor Miebi was properly called and has been a Pastor for many years.
Finally, we admonish all our supportive members to ignore scan news and her evil alliances whose aim is not journalistic but as a willing vehicle to blackmail unsuspecting genuine people. “