Niger Assures Journalists Of Freedom, Transparency

Niger Assures Journalists Of Freedom, Transparency

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Niger State government has  stated that it would uphold  press freedom as the main crux for good and transparent governance while expressing  its readiness to be open to constructive criticism.

The state commissioner of Information, Tourism and Culture Mr Jonathan Tsado Vatsa in a statement yesterday to mark the World Press Freedom Day said  for ensuring freedom of expression and engaging the people for open and transparent governance press freedom must be guaranteed.

Mr Vatsa assured that the present administration in the state government  view the press “as the fourth estate of the realm in lubricating participatory governance as well as ensuring accountability and fight against corruption to achieve development”.

He stated that, the government is desirous to always promote freedom of expression as a way of allowing the people to contribute to the process of governance and leveraging on such expression to make correction when necessary for the overall development of the state.

The Commissioner said  the government  under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello assured all practicing Journalists in Niger state of the commitment of the government  “to providing the right avenue legally and genuinely possible to continue to discharge their duties”.

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