Ekiti State Government has frowned at unauthorised and indiscriminate use of the state official logo by bloggers and online publishers.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Afviser to the Governor on Media Matter, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
The statement reads: “The government of Ekiti State wishes to sound a note of caution to members of the public, especially publishers of online newspapers, bloggers and publishing companies against indiscriminate and unauthorised use of the state logo.
“Similarly, the state government dissociates itself from and frowns at recent use of the state logo by some online media outfits to illustrate defamatory news reports, thereby making such reports appear as official position of government.
“Members of the public and online publishers are kindly requested to note that the Ekiti State logo remains the property of the state government and is back by law.
“The Ekiti State logo can only be used by authorised officials and on official documents.
“Consequently, any illegal, unauthorised and indiscriminate use of the logo is a violation of the law and the state would not hesitate in applying relevant laws in dealing with unauthorised users.