‘Buhari Will Never Tamper With Press Freedom’ – Adesina
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday, stressed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will never tamper with the independence of the media.
Reacting to the allegation that the government shut down an online news platform, Peoples Gazette, the presidential aide refuted the claims saying the current administration will never tamper with the independence of the media.
“This government never clamped down on the media, it has never done, and will never do.. This government will never tamper with the independence of the media, and freedom of the press. If any columnist is alleging that, it is within his right”, Adesina said on AriseTV The Morning Show.
“Peoples gazette is a paper that lies everyday. It has lied against me, and has lied against several people. So why should we bother ourselves against a platform that is full of lies?”