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 improvement; maintain leaders and establishments accountable, foster peace and unity and encourage a way of patriotic obligation amongst the citizenry.
”The media are important stakeholders within the Nigerian mission. Throughout our colonial rule, the press led the combat for our independence. Throughout our navy rule, the media led the combat to return to democracy. Throughout our navy rule, the media led the combat to return to democracy.
”Now, as we work to construct our nation’s democracy, the press has been the foremost instrument for combating for fairness, justice, unity and the event of Nigeria.
”That is why, as we commemorate WorldPressFreedomDay immediately, I be a part of leaders internationally to acknowledge the ability of “Data as a Public Good.”
”As we observe this present day, it’s my hope that we’ll proceed to strengthen the media, which is the fourth property of the realm in our democracy.”