The Presidency has stated that the Muhammadu Buhari government will continue to support and protect journalists in the country.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known at an event to commemorate 2021 International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Adesina stated that journalists play a critical role in the development of the nation, adding that the Buhari government will continue to provide a conducive environment for them to thrive.
The presidential spokesman, however, said that the current administration does not support crime or impunity against reporters in the country, saying it has always respected the rights of journalists.
Adesina recalled how the media office intervened when Punch correspondent had issues in the villa which was resolved amicably.
He said: “This administration is not interested in harming journalists. President Muhammadu Buhari does not support impunity of Journalists. This administration cannot harm any journalist.
“We consider them as professional colleagues. You cannot divorce journalism from transparency in a democracy.
“Journalists play a critical role in society. They need to be protected and this administration is doing so.
“No Journalist would want to die at the cause of performing his duty”.