In a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director, Information at the Presidential Villa, The presidential spokesman and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that, President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the freedom of the press, and restoration of Nigeria’s fortunes within the shortest possible time.
It is reported that Mr. Adesina gave this assurance when the out-going Chairman and the Chairman-elect of the State House Press Corps (SHPC) Kehinde Amodu and Ubale Musa, jointly visited him in his office.
Mr. Adesina, is reported to have said that the election of officers into the Corps was done in a transparent manner, reiterating the belief of President Buhari that Nigeria would only be great again, if Nigerians shun all forms of corruption, greed and selfishness in their actions.
“The election of Ubale Musa is very instructive, given that the same Musa was “rusticated” from the State House Press Corps by the previous administration.
“It is this administration that restored his accreditation,” he said.
He said the gesture was a clear demonstration of the belief of the Buhari administration in the freedom of the press.
The chairman-elect was urged by the spokesperson to continue to lead his colleagues in an inclusive manner, having enjoyed an overwhelming support in his electoral victory.
The outgoing chairman, Mr. Amodu, in his remark said the best candidate won the election.
The chairman-elect, 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 the presidency of support in the implementation of its change agenda.
Written by Okolo Ezinne