Taking to his Twitter page, Atiku emphasized that press freedom and access to information are the lifeblood of democracy and must not be jeopardized.
His tweet read: “I stand resolutely by the NUJ, NGE and NPAN in its campaign against information blackout as represented by the NPC and NBC (Media) Act amendment Bills,” he said.
“Freedom of the press and access to information is the oxygen of democracy and must never be compromised.”
In other news, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reacted to the death of Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, who died on Sunday at age 44.
Chief Press Secretary of Sanwo-Olu, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, issued a statement as he expressed his grief over the loss. He described him as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
The statement read: “Sound Sultan’s death is painful. He was a bundle of talents, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind. His music, artistry and interest in sports were all donated at every point for the development of humanity.”
“No doubt the death of a loved one is usually painful because it is irreparable but we must always take solace in God especially if the deceased had lived a good and fulfilled life, just like the late Olanrewaju Fasasi, who was a celebrated singer, comedian, rapper, songwriter and actor during his lifetime.
“Sound Sultan will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fans and the Nigerian entertainment industry as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
“Sound Sultan who was notable for using his music to speak against poverty, corruption, bad governance and societal ills in Nigeria, has left a vacuum that would take some time to be filled”.
“I sympathise with Sound Sultan’s widow, children, siblings, family, fans and colleagues. I pray that God will grant the late Olanrewaju Fasasi eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”