The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, celebrated with Nigerian journalists on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.
Lawan said journalists have made immense contributions to the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria.
“Nigerian journalists deserve our appreciation for their contributions to democracy and governance in general in Nigeria as the fourth estate of the realm.
“Promoting press freedom is not only upholding the rights of an important segment of the society, it is also promoting the human right to freedom of speech and opinion.
“It is in the light of this that the ninth National Assembly has ensured in the past four years that no legislation under its purview tampers with these rights,” Lawan says.
The Senate President therefore wished journalists a happy World Press Freedom Day.