On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, took a moment to recognize and celebrate the remarkable contributions of Nigerian journalists to the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.
Through their reporting, investigative journalism, and commitment to informing the public, journalists have played a critical role in shaping the democratic landscape of Nigeria as the fourth estate of the realm.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan expressed his appreciation and gratitude towards Nigerian journalists for their significant contributions towards democracy and governance in Nigeria.
He emphasised the importance of promoting press freedom, not only for the sake of upholding the rights of an important segment of society but also for the protection and promotion of human rights, including the freedom of speech and opinion.
As a testament to their unwavering commitment towards ensuring the protection of press freedom and upholding the rights of journalists, Lawan highlighted the efforts of the Ninth National Assembly over the past four years in preventing any legislation under its purview that could potentially infringe on these fundamental rights.
In conclusion, the Senate President extended his warmest wishes and congratulations to all Nigerian journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. He acknowledged their invaluable contributions to society and reaffirmed his commitment towards working with them to ensure the continued protection of press freedom and the promotion of human rights in Nigeria.
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