President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has accused some politicians sponsoring political information able to inciting violence and chaos within the nation forward of the forthcoming elections in 2023.
In a press release launched in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, noticed yearly on Might 3, the Nigerian chief urged the Nigerian Press to make use of World Press Freedom Day to replicate on the necessity to embrace the perfect skilled requirements and practices, particularly within the build-up to the forthcoming common elections.
Sustaining that the independence of the media is as vital because the sanctity and can of Nigerians expressed by means of the poll field, Buhari added that there’s want for the media to make sure that the electoral umpire and different stakeholders performed their roles in delivering free, truthful, credible and clear elections to Nigerians.
‘‘We must stay united in supporting media professionals who work hard to de-escalate violent conflict and promote peaceful societies without compromising the responsibility to report”
Outlining the need for the media and the general public to have access to facts and figures of government information without tears, Buhari saluted the courage and determination of those who daily go the extra time, sometimes at great personal risks, to keep the society well informed.
He restated the Federal Government’s dedication to freedom of the press and in addition stated authorities companies would at all times stand towards actions that have been able to limiting the preservation of the liberty of the press assured by the structure in step with the theme of this 12 months’s World Press Freedom Day, ‘’Journalism underneath digital siege”.
Buhari additional disclosed that the Federal Authorities is working onerous to help media organizations in Nigeria by means of provision of higher web entry to underserved communities, and obtain 95 per cent digital literacy by 2030.