Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has known as for the empowerment of the media and journalists within the nation.
Saraki made the decision in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on Monday.
He stated journalist have to be empowered to inform highly effective tales that may help total collective growth; hold leaders and establishments accountable, foster peace and unity and encourage a way of patriotic responsibility amongst the citizenry.
”The media are vital stakeholders within the Nigerian mission. Throughout our colonial rule, the press led the struggle for our independence. Throughout our army rule, the media led the struggle to return to democracy. Throughout our army rule, the media led the struggle to return to democracy.
”Now, as we work to construct our nation’s democracy, the press has been the foremost instrument for preventing for fairness, justice, unity and the event of Nigeria.
”That is why, as we commemorate WorldPressFreedomDay right this moment, I be a part of leaders internationally to acknowledge the ability of “Data as a Public Good.”
”As we observe at the present time, it’s my hope that we are going to proceed to strengthen the media, which is the fourth property of the realm in our democracy.”