Presidency seeks more media partnership in nation building

Presidency seeks more media partnership in nation building

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.

 

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has solicited continued partnership with the media to help the government and Nigerians to realise the Nigeria of their dream.

 

Adesina made the call in Abuja on Wednesday when he received the Ace Leadership Award presented to him by the management of Love FM 104.5 Abuja as part of its Merit Awards 2022.

 

The award-giving ceremony had earlier taken place in June.

 

Expressing his appreciation to the organisation, Adesina said: “the media should partner with government instead of being adversaries.

 

“What you find in the media at times is that they are so adversarial to government, which does not have to be.

 

“This is our country and we don’t have any other one.

 

“If they send the country into a tailspin through too much criticism, even the media won’t even be able to do its work.

 

“So, we should always bear in mind that it is our country and whatever we make of it is what we get.”

 

Presenting the award, the representative of Love FM, Ms Lilian Anele, extolled the work of Adesina as a journalist, having gotten to the peak of his career through the dint of hard work.

 

“We are happy to identify with you because we know how you started. You rose through the ladder and here you are, still doing the media work.

 

“We know it is not everybody that will accept what you are doing,’’ she said.

 

“Sometimes we criticise you; we learnt that from you anyway. Before you got here, you were criticising others. We have come to say congratulations in spite of all that has happened.

 

“We are proud at the level you have reached and pray that God will sustain you and give you more wisdom to deal with the challenges associated with the job,’’ she added.

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