SGF applauds the media on Press Freedom Day


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has reiterated the contributions of  the mass media to nation building on the occasion of the World’s Press Freedom Day.

Mustapha,who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, also applauded the contributions of the Nigerian media in the containment of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, stating that journalists made sacrifices in filing reports day and night, particularly,at the onset of the pandemic in which press briefings were held by the then Presidential Task Force on daily basis.

He noted that their contributions led to the dissemination of accurate information to the citizenry through jingles, advertorials and various educational programmes on their platforms.

He assured media practitioners of the continued support of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 while urging them to use their role as purveyors of news to build a strong and united country by adhering to the ethics of the profession through truthful and accurate reports.

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