Ahead of the 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he won’t disappoint them.
Speaking at the State House, Abuja on Thursday as he was decorated Grand Patron of the Nigerian Media Merit Award, NMMA, by the Board of Trustees of the prime media awards organization in the country, Buhari appreciated the confidence reposed on him by Nigerians from different walks of life.
A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina quoted Buhari as saying the investiture was “a timely honour,” adding that he had known a good number of the members of the NMMA board, “since the time I didn’t even know I would be here.”
Former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Engr. Vincent Maduka, who led the delegation, said President Buhari was qualified to be grand patron, “because you respect the rights of the media to practice, without any hindrance.”
Maduka pointed out that under President Buhari, no media house has been shut, and the first ever campus television license was awarded to the University of Lagos, under the chairmanship of veteran Mass Communication teacher, Professor Ralph Akinfeleye.