Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has stated that his boss has nothing to do with the planned amendment of the press council bill.
Many stakeholders in the media sector have kicked against the bill which is aimed at repealing and re-enacting the NPC act. These stakeholders are saying that the bill is unconstitutional and will make it difficult for media houses to operate in an atmosphere of freedom and hold those in the position of authority to account.
Answering questions from state house correspondents after the weekly meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday June 23, Adesina said only the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed can address the issues raised over the bill as it is a federal government initiative.
“That is not strictly a presidency thing because the president has nothing to do with that. It’s a government thing and it’s the minister that can talk about it. So, thank you.”
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