• Sun. May 26th, 2024

PSC Celebrates World Press Freedom Day, Acknowledges Journalists’ Contribution To Democracy

In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day 2024, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Police Service Commission, emphasized the importance of recognizing and celebrating Nigerian journalists for their role in shaping a better future for the nation.

Dr. Arase highlighted the invaluable contributions of Nigerian journalists in sustaining the country’s democracy and called for increased support and encouragement for members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm. He acknowledged their sacrifices and advocated for a conducive working environment for journalists.

The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the environmental crisis,” underscores the crucial role of journalism and freedom of expression in addressing global challenges. The day, celebrated annually on May 3rd, honors the fundamental principles of the press and promotes freedom of expression worldwide.

Dr. Arase expressed satisfaction that Nigeria maintains a free press and upholds freedom of expression, attributing this to the support and encouragement provided by the federal government. He emphasized his personal commitment to fostering a positive relationship with the media throughout his career, further enhancing it during his tenure at the Police Service Commission.

Recognizing the media as a vital partner in national progress, Dr. Arase urged journalists to reciprocate the government’s goodwill and contribute actively to national development.

The Press and Public Relations Unit of the Police Service Commission, led by Ikechukwu Ani, issued this statement on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, reaffirming the Commission’s commitment to promoting press freedom and supporting the media in Nigeria.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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