Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:24 am
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja met with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) where they discussed crucial national issues, Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President said.
Adesina told State House correspondents after the closed door meeting that the Federal Government would continue to partner with the media in ensuring speedy progress of the country.
He said “you know that these are the key stakeholders in the Nigerian Project. The media and the government must work together because they have a lot in common.
“So, from time to time, there should be meetings like this between government and media. The media, through the executives of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria brought up some key issues affecting the industry, affecting the country.”
Also speaking in the same vein, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, expressed optimism that there would be greater partnership between President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the media.
According to him, members of the NPAN appreciated the efforts of the President toward tackling challenges in the country.
He said “support for major policies of government is clearly indicated, the war against corruption is very much appreciated and the efforts by the President to deal with North East crisis is a very good success story.