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We enjoy unfettered freedom of speech in Nigeria – President Buhari tells new envoys

On Tuesday, September 27, President Muhammadu Buhari informed the international community of Nigeria’s current unrestricted freedom of expression and robust political discourse.

This was said by President Buhari while he received Letters of Credence yesterday from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of six countries at the Presidential Villa yesterday in Abuja……Continue Reading

Femi Adesina (his Special Adviser for Media and Publicity), stated that President Buhari said to the diplomats that Nigeria’s strength is in its diversity and that the constant differences in positions are further evidence of a strong democratic culture.

”As you settle down to your diplomatic responsibilities, you will realise how diverse Nigeria is. We are not only multi-ethnic and religious but also multi-cultural.

“We enjoy unfettered freedom of speech and engage in robust political discourses. Sometimes, the nature of these discourses, tend to give the impression that we are constantly opposed to each other.

“The reality is that there is so much that bind us together than the few areas of our divergence. I have no doubts in my mind that you will soon appreciate our uniqueness and indeed resilience as a people, as well as our diversity which constitutes our strength.” he said

The Ambassadors and High Commissioners who received their letters of credence are: Mr. Gangadharan Balasubramanian (India), Mrs. Annett Gunther (Germany), Mr. Mohamed Yousif Ibrahim Abdelmannan (Sudan), Mrs. Gerengbo Yakivu Pascaline (Democratic Republic of Congo), Abdullah M. A. Abu Shawesh (State of Palestine), and Mr. Willem Wouter Plomp (The Kingdom of Netherlands) presented their Letters of Credence to President Buhari.

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