By Yemi Adebowale
Former Lagos State Governor and leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday urged editors in the country to support the president’s media aides to make their jobs less challenging according to a report on Vanguard.
Tinubu, represented by Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, gave the advice in Abuja at a reception organised by the Nigeria Guild of Editors for its members Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President and Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President.
Tinubu, who is APC’s Party Leader and the chairman of the occasion, said the two presidential aides needed the support to make their job less difficult.
“I can already see that Femi and Garba are going to have real challenges but the men and women in this hall have all what it takes to help you to make the job less difficult,’’ he said.
Tinubu urged editors to keep fighting corruption and other vices that undermine the growth and development of the country.
“For me, the media are the best fighters. If you don’t fight, the society will not grow. Today, there are debates about poor governance. Nothing is going to change if we don’t fight.
“It is important to fight the war until we get the country of our dream; for me, let us fight a cause that is necessary in order to deliver prosperity to our people,’’ Tinubu said.
He said editors should keep fighting until the war against corruption was won, Nigeria was free from its insurgency and created an economy that was not so much dependent on one commodity.
Adesina, who thanked the guild for the grand reception, urged the media to be fair in its reportage of the president’s activities.
Present at the occasion were Mr Ima Niboro, the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Shola Omale, Director-General of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and other dignitaries. (NAN)