President Buhari promises to uphold rule of law in governance
President Mohammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration will continue to uphold the rule of law in governing the nation and guarantee freedom of the Press.
In a nationwide broadcast to celebrate democracy day, Buhari said his government has initiated a number of policies and programmes designed o promote the legal right of Nigerians.
According to him, his “administration is focused on ensuring that Nigeria would always be governed by the Rule of Law and I would do my utmost to uphold the constitution and protect the lives and property of all Nigerians.”
“Government has initiated a number of policies and programmes designed to promote the legal rights of Nigerians, facilitate the institutionalization of a responsive legal system, provide support to all constituted bodies in implementing their mandates and improve our custodial system of justice.
“I will also like to convey our deep appreciation to members of the Press for your doggedness in the struggle for attainment of democracy since the beginning of our nationhood.
“I must admit that the relationship between the media and successive governments has not always been perfect. But there is no denying the fact that you have been an effective watchdog for the society especially in holding public officers to account. It is sad that in the course of securing our democracy, some of your colleagues have had to pay a heavy price.
“We will continue to guarantee freedom of the Press as we place high premium on responsible journalism that is devoid of hate speech, fake news and other unethical professional conduct,” the president said in his broadcast.
On the power sector, Buhari said the Power Sector remains very critical to meeting the country’s industrial development aspirations and promised to tackle the challenges that still exist in the delivery of power through different strategies.
He disclosed that the government is exciting some critical projects through the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme across the country.
He also disclosed that Nigeria’s agreement with a German energy firm, Siemens will transmit and distribute a total of 11,000 Megawatts by 2023, to serve the country’s electricity needs.