Following the back lash occasioned by the stringent conditions imposed on journalists seeking to cover the activities of the Ninth Assembly, Senate Senate, Bukola Saraki, has disowned the management of the National Assembly led by the Clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
In a statement on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, Senator Saraki stated that he remained committed to the freedom of the press.
The statement explained that Saraki’s antecedents as the Chairman of the Eight National Assembly showed that he has always believed in the right of journalists to operate unhindered in order to promote transparency.
The President of the Senate, therefore, vowed to institute and probe into the idea behind the guidelines because neither himself nor the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were aware of it.
“The attention of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has just been drawn to a story that is circulating on social media about the…