The All Staff Convergence (AWC), has appealed to Nigerians to not permit President Muhamadu Buhari-led authorities to censor the media.
Nationwide Co-ordinator of the union, Comrade Andrew Emelieze made this disclosure whereas talking with DAILY POST on Sunday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Our correspondent remembers that main newspapers throughout the nation final week kicked in opposition to proposed amendments into the NPC and NBC (Media) Act.
The payments sponsored by Olusegun Odebunmi, Chairman of the Home of Representatives Committee on Info, Nationwide Orientation, Ethics and Values are already on the public listening to stage.
Emelieze whereas talking, condemned makes an attempt by the federal government to suppress real agitations and protest nationwide.
He described the proposed amendments as a strategy to management the media.
Emelieze whereas talking additional, famous that members of the labour union joined forces with the media to sentence the try to watch the latter.
He referred to as on all media organisations to additionally mobilise massively in opposition to the proposed amendments.
“We condemn makes an attempt by the federal government to suppress real agitations and protest nationwide.
‘We be a part of forces with our media to sentence the try to watch the media and we name on all media personnel to additionally mobilise massively for the forthcoming mom of all protest which shall assist put an finish to dangerous governance in Nigeria.
“We condemn additionally the uncivilized manner President Buhari and a few determined folks have been threatening Nigerians with battle sounds.
“As our authorities is planning to completely management the media, many extra are losing away, whereas every day killings are actually the order in Nigeria, to the extent that it’s now apparent to all that Buhari has taken Nigeria to the state of nature. Positively, no one feels secured any longer.
“Primarily based on the unlucky state of affairs in our arms, we as a folks have developed a tradition of resistance in opposition to dangerous governance as seen within the avalanche of protest nationwide.
“We as a folks have inspired different residents to become involved and safe our tomorrow by means of protest that can assist terminate dangerous governance in Nigeria. We had earlier referred to as for a nationwide protest in opposition to insecurity and poverty in Nigeria.
“We urge all to consolidate on the completely different nationwide protests and push additional for increasingly more large protest nationwide. We charged all nice minds to not get uninterested in protesting as protest has proven to be a viable means to chasing away dangerous governance all over the place; our case in Nigeria is not going to be completely different.”
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