EU credits Nigeria as most vibrant democracy in Africa
Written by Morenike Adebayo on May 4, 2016
The Ambassador and Head of European Delegation to Nigeria, Mr Michel Arrion, has commended the country for running the most vibrant democracy in Africa with absolute press freedom.
Arrion spoke at the 2016 World Press Freedom Day celebration in Abuja on Tuesday. He described the freedom the Nigerian media enjoyed as an asset, adding that freedom of opinion and expression is essential in enjoying a wide range of other human rights.
The United States of America Consul-General in Lagos, John Bray, on Tuesday also reminded the Nigerian media of its roles in promoting transparency and accountability in the country’s democratic process.
Bray said this at an event organized by the US Consulate General in Lagos to mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day. He appealed to journalists to sustain their good work by probing deeper so as to be able to contribute to strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.