Tinubu-led government is a staunch believer in press freedom, says minister

The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, has said that the President Bola Tinubu-led government is a staunch believer in press freedom and has no intention to gag the media.

However, he also stressed that press freedom comes with responsibility and that Nigerians should not use unpatriotic words online.

Tinubu-led government is a staunch believer in press freedom

The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, has said that the President Bola Tinubu-led government is a staunch believer in press freedom.

Nigerian government has no intention to gag the media

Idris said that the federal government has no intention to gag the media, but that freedom of the press comes with responsibility.

Press freedom comes with responsibility

The minister stressed that Nigerians should not use unpatriotic words online and that there will be “responsible freedom.”

Tinubu committed to ensuring press freedom

Idris also said that Tinubu is committed to ensuring press freedom and that he is going to work assiduously to ensure that the Nigerian press is even freer.

Conclusion

The Minister of Information’s statement is a welcome assurance for the Nigerian press, especially in light of the recent concerns about press freedom in the country.

However, it is important to note that the government’s commitment to press freedom should not be taken for granted. Journalists must continue to hold the government accountable and to report the truth without fear.

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