#WorldPressFreedomDay: Saraki says media critical stakeholders in the Nigerian project

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – As Nigerians join the rest of the world to celebrate Press Day, the former President of the , Dr Bukola Saraki has said that the media are critical in the Nigerian project.

Saraki who stated this via his twitter handle account, noted that the press led the fight for our independence during the colonial rule and also led the fight to return to democracy.

The former Kwara state governor reminded that in the quest to build our nation’s democracy the press has been the foremost instrument for for equity, justice, unity and the development of Nigeria.

Saraki therefore called for the strengthening of the media which is the fourth estate of the realm in our democracy.

The former President of the who joined to acknowledge the power of “Information as a Public Good,” tweeted thus:

“The media are critical in the Nigerian project. During our colonial rule the press led the fight for our independence. During our rule, the media led the fight to return to democracy. #WorldPressFreedomDay

“Now, as we work to build our nation’s democracy, the press has been the foremost instrument for for equity, justice, unity and the development of Nigeria. #WorldPressFreedomDay

“This is why, as we commemorate #WorldPressFreedom day today, I join leaders across the world to acknowledge the power of “Information as a Public Good.” #WorldPressFreedomDay

“As we observe this day, it is my hope that we will continue to strengthen the media, which is the fourth estate of the realm in our democracy. #WorldPressFreedomDay

“We must empower our journalists to tell the powerful stories that will aid our overall collective development; keep our leaders and institutions accountable; foster peace and unity; as well as inspire a sense of amongst the citizenry. #WorldPressFreedomDay.

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