May 4, 2021
ActionAid Nigeria has urged media proprietors to ensure improved welfare package for journalists in Nigeria. ActionAid Country Director, Ene Obi made the appeal in a statement to mark the World Press Freedom Day, in Kaduna yesterday. She decried what he described as consistent and dangerous attempts by state and non-state actors to breach statutes guaranteeing the essential freedom of expression or censor the media and journalists while doing their legitimate duties.
Obi recalled that in 2018, the Nigerian Government made a commitment to protect and promote freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly, and to create a safe and favorable environment for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society. The official advised government and other stakeholders in Nigeria to improve the country’s record of repression of the media and journalists.