Federal Government reiterates President Muhammadu Buhari administration not threat to media as 2023 General Elections draws.
Written by News Room on April 13, 2022
The Federal Government has reiterated that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not and will not be a threat to the media as the 2023 General Elections draw nearer.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the reassurance when a delegation from the International Press Institute, Nigeria chapter, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
He said Nigeria has one of the most vibrant and free press in the world and the administration was not about to stifle press freedom or deny anyone his or her constitutionally guaranteed rights.
He clarified that some people have misconstrued the government’s efforts to ensure a responsible use of social media as an attempt to tamper with press freedom or threaten independent journalism, emphasising that the government does not harbour such intentions.