Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has joined others to celebrate the Nigerian media on the occasion of the World’s Press Freedom Day.
In a statement signed yesterday on his behalf by the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Willie Bassey, the SGF acknowledged the contributions of the Nigerian media in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
He stated that journalists made sacrifices in filing reports day and night, particularly, at the outset of the pandemic in which press briefings were held by the then Presidential Task Force on daily basis.
He noted that their contributions led to the dissemination of accurate information to the citizenry through jingles, advertorials and various educational programmes on their platforms.
He assured media practitioners of the continued support of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 while urging practitioners to use their role as purveyors of news to build a strong and united country by adhering to the ethics of the profession through truthful and accurate reports.