The president, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) On Sunday, called on media practitioners to exercise caution in the performance of their duties and to avoid reports that could worsen the situation in the country.
According to his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Femi Adesina, the President made the remarks in a message marking World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated every May 3 worldwide.
“President Bukhari calls for responsible journalism on World Press Freedom Day,” the statement said.
According to Adesina, the President recommended freedom of the press and called on media professionals to be responsible for freedom and to protect their rights.
According to him, the President described freedom of the press as an inalienable minimum level that can be developed in a democracy, and at the same time stressed the need to use freedom responsibly.
He quotes Buhari as saying: “The media should be sensitive to what we are going through as a country and avoid anything that exacerbates the situation, exacerbates passions and emotions.”