Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday, December 21, met with a delegation of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) headed by Mr. Waheed Odusile, the National President of the organization.
In their discussion, the NUJ asked for legislative support to ensure the robust engagement of journalists in the Nigerian project. The Senate President in his response, reassured the NUJ that the 8th Senate will continue to do everything possible to ensure that the freedom of the press as guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of Nigeria continue to be upheld. “Journalists and the news media played a vital role in securing the ‘Change’ that we clamoured for during elections, and their work is crucial to ensuring accountable and transparent governance.” Saraki added.
The issue of social media bill should be discussed extensively, people should be allowed to air their opinion on the various social media platforms.
Freedom of speech is what made us to be able to vote out the past administration and it has really helped our democracy.
Any society that will grow must allow constructive criticism from its citizens. If what the present administration is not performing we should be able to talk, am not against enforcing law against false propaganda but we should not use the law to witch hunt the opposition or ordinarily citizens.
Come to thinking of it, if we can’t speak in our country where are we expected to speak and be heard.