President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the media not to see themselves as mere critics, but as true partners in the task of nation building.
on Thursday at the Leadership Awards, said the Nigerian media should
always act in the spirit of patriotism in the important role of
informing the people of the country.
“I expect the Nigerian media to join
our government in the pursuit of these goals not just to criticise to
prove their independence.The media must continually see
itself as true partner in the task of nation-building and thus act in
the spirit of patriotism at all times in the important role of informing
the people of the country.On our part, our doors are wide open
to media inquiries in line with the transparency and anti-corruption
stance of our administration,” he said.
2015, which the Leadership Newspaper chose to bring to the fore, marked a
watershed in the political history of the country.
actors in the elections, were led by the higher ideal of the future of
our great country and the well-being of our people, rather than the mere
desire of politicians to win elections,” he said.
the impartiality of the electoral umpire – INEC – and the exemplary
conduct of the political parties, the role of foreign pressure and other
disappointed the prophets of doom, who thought the country will
disintegrate after the 2015 general elections.
had been strengthened by the outcome of the 2015 elections “as the
people have more faith in the electoral system in the sense that their
votes would count when choosing political leaders at various levels.”
political class to build on the experiences from the 2015 elections to
nurture the nation’s democracy.
received a Joint Award for the Leadership Persons of the Year 2015,
felicitated with the other award winners for the recognition accorded
would encourage all those recognised at the event to remain committed
“to good behaviour in their various endeavours to justify this
recognition and serve as inspiration to others’’.
the forefront of promoting democracy and positive values that are
necessary to achieve national consensus on the issues that tend to
challenge our unity and progress as a nation. We commend the Leadership
Newspapers Group and its publisher for standing firm on the path of
patriotism, justice and fairness,’’ the President added.
said the annual awards ceremony was to recognise and reward
personalities that make significant contributions to the socio-political
development of the country.
that other individuals and corporate bodies received different awards
for their contributions to the socio-economic and political development
of the country.
Political Transition and The Challenge of Leadership in Africa”, was
organised by the Leadership Conferences Limited, a subsidiary of the