President Muhammadu Buhari charges journalists to be sensitive to current situation in Nigeria

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President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has advised journalists to be responsible and sensitive to Nigeria’s current situation.

President BUHARI in a statement issued by his spokesman, FEMI ADESINA, reiterated his administration’s commitment to freedom of the press.



The President gave the assurance yesterday, ahead of the World Press Freedom Day today.



He said the media needs to ensure that while informing, educating, entertaining and setting agenda for public discourse, it does not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt the unity of the nation.



President BUHARI also pledged greater cooperation with the media to discharge its duties, in line with the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, which is ‘Information as a Public Good.’



He further noted that freedom of the press is an irreducible minimum in a democracy that would flourish, adding that freedom must, however, be used responsibly.



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