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Buhari is uninterested in amending media legislation- Presidency

Following widespread condemnation of the attempt to silence the media, the Presidency denied on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari was behind the campaign.

According to a statement released by Presidential adviser Femi Adesina, the President is unconcerned with the House of Representatives’ current attempt to change the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act.

He made this clarification while fielding questions from State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

Only the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, could talk on the subject, according to Adesina.

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When asked to comment on the issue, Adesina said: “That’s not strictly a Presidency thing because the president has nothing to do with that. It’s a government thing and it’s the Minister that can talk about it. So, thank you.”

The aide also explained that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was studying the ruling issued by the ECOWAS Court over the suspension of Twitter services in the country.

Ripples Nigeria had reported that the ECOWAS Court ruled that Twitter users cannot be arrested or prosecuted following the suspension of the activities of the microblogging site in the country.

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