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President Buhari Will Never Tamper With Press Freedom – Adesina

Femi Adesina
Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has made it clear that President Muhammadu Buhari has no intention of tampering with press freedom.
He also assured that the President is committed to transparency and accountability, as his government grapples with the task of restoring the fortunes of the nation’s economy.
Speaking when the out-going Chairman of the State House Press Corps (SHPC), Mr. Kehinde Amodu, led the newly-elected Chairman of the Corps, Alhaji Ubale Musa, on a courtesy visit to him and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu at the Aso Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, Adesina said it is noteworthy that the election of officers into the Corps was done in a transparent manner, in tandem with the stance of the current administration’s electoral reform, devoid of any form of interference.
He reiterated the belief of President Buhari that Nigeria can only be great if Nigerians shun all forms of corruption, greed and selfishness in their actions.
The Presidential spokesman said that the election of Ubale Musa is very instructive, given that the same Musa had been “rusticated” from the State House Press Corps by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, and that he had his accreditation restored by the Buhari administration.
The Buhari government’s action in restoring Ubale’s accreditation was to demonstrate the government belief in freedom of the Press.
The Special Adviser to the President called on the chairman-elect to continue to lead his colleagues in an inclusive manner, having enjoyed an overwhelming support in his electoral victory.
In his remarks, the outgoing chairman, Mr. Amodu, told the Presidential spokesmen that the best candidate won the election and assured that given the maturity and level-headedness of Musa, there will be good working relation between the Corps and government officials in the Presidential Villa.
Alhaji Ubale Musa said he was happy to have come up at this time in the life of the administration and asked for the cooperation of the Presidential spokesmen to make his job easy.
He assured them of the support of his colleagues as President Buhari embarks on implementing his change agenda.
Ubale Musa, a correspondent of Deutsche Welle defeated Rashidat Yusuf of Murhi International and Felix Onuoha of Reuters to emerge victorious. [myad]

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