Outgoing Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki says he knows nothing about the guidelines the National Assembly’s Director of Information, Emmanuel Agada, gave for the accreditation of journalist who want to cover the activities of the National Assembly.
The Senate President made this known through his aide, Olu Onemola, Special Assistant on New Media, who said the guidelines would be ”promptly be investigated.”
In his tweet, Onemola wrote “The attention of the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has just been drawn to a story that is circulating on social media about the National Assembly issuing new guidelines to journalists.”
“These alleged guidelines have not emanated from either the Senate President or the Speaker, and will be promptly investigated.”
“The public should note that the 8th National Assembly has been committed to the freedom of the press as exemplified by its work to bring governance closer to the people through live streams and live tweets.”
“This is because the leadership of the 8th National Assembly believes strongly in the freedom of the press and in carrying the Nigerian public along.”
“Hence, the senate president and all his colleagues will continue to work to ensure that these freedoms remain unhindered.”