Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday accused the regime of the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of allegedly clamping down on the media and intimidating residents from expressing their ideas freely.
Atiku made the allegation in a collection of tweets he posted on his Twitter deal with, @atiku, in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day.
He famous that when the folks’s voice is repressed in a democracy, it might result in disconnection between the folks and authorities.
Atiku wrote, “The celebration of World Press Freedom Day suggests a twin notion of an impartial media and freedom of expression, which is enshrined as a basic human proper.
“These two notions have been acknowledged to be indispensable within the working of democracy. A democracy with out press freedom is like having fanciful equipment with out an power supply to energy it.”
Nonetheless, a Nigerian enterprise mogul and philanthropist, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, hailed the Nigerian Press as crucial in growing the nation and Nigeria’s democracy.
In a press release in Awka, marking the World Press Day, Ozigbo known as for complete press freedom within the nation whereas describing the media as “the defenders of our democracy”.
The quick previous president and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc known as for strategic institutional funding within the media, stressing the significance of the media in nation-building.
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