Buhari Does Not Support Impunity, Crime Against Journalists, Says Adesina

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President Muhammadu Buhari does not support crimes or impunity against Journalists in Nigeria.

Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, made this known at a Policy Dialogue on Protection of Journalists in commemoration of 2021 International Day to end Impunity for crimes against Journalists, in Abuja.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari does not support impunity against journalists and this administration will not harm any journalist.”

Adesina maintained that journalism and transparency were two essential components of democracy as one could not survive without the other.

He also said The “Transparency is essential in a democracy and it is the journalists that ensure that transparency is present in a democratic government.

He reiterated that journalists play an important role in the society and must be protected.

Speaking earlier, Mr Mohammed Etsu, the Acting Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice buttressed the fact that the Federal Government was committed to ensuring the safety of journalists as they practice their trade.

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