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President Buhari congratulates new NUJ executives

President Muhammadu Buhari says press freedom is an irreducible minimum in a democracy that must be used responsibly.

The President stated this while congratulating the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, on the outcome of their seventh triennial delegates’ conference which saw the re-election of Chris Isiguzo for a second term in office as President.

Considering the formidable role the media play in shaping and influencing the course of events in any society, the President reminds the NUJ leadership that the country will continue to look up to their members for fair, balanced and objective journalism.

President Buhari urges the media to forge greater unity in the union, engage in productive dialogue to resolve any issues inimical to the progress of the association.

President Buhari assures the newly-elected executives that his administration will uphold and unrelentingly safeguard its role in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Reporting by Bello Wakili/Abdullah Bello; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare