Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s media aide, said his principal has nothing to do with the proposed amendments to the press council bill.
Several media stakeholders have opposed the bill that would repeal and re-enact the NPC act. These stakeholders claim the legislation is unconstitutional and will make it difficult for media houses to operate in a free environment and hold those in positions of authority accountable.
Following a state house press conference after the weekly meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, June 23, Adesina said only the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, can address the issues raised over the bill, which is a federal initiative.
This isn't strictly a presidential issue because the president has nothing to do with it. It's a government issue, and the minister is the only one who can speak to it. Thanks a lot."