Nigeria Is No Longer Amongst The Nations With Impunity For Crimes Towards Journalists
In keeping with Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, the Buhari-Led administration has ensured that journalists and residents not undergo from any type of impunity.
In an announcement issued by his media aide Umar Gwandu in commemoration of the Worldwide Day to Finish Impunity for Crimes Towards Journalists which is widely known on November 2 yearly, the AGF disclosed that “Nigeria is not among the many international locations with impunity for crimes towards journalists”.
Malami who famous that Nigeria is the one nation that got here off the index from 2019 as revealed in 2020 World Index for Impunity for Crimes Towards Journalists launched on Wednesday by the Committee to Defend Journalists, added that earlier than the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria ranked 13th throughout the globe and was amongst prime three African international locations with impunity for crimes towards journalists solely after Somalia and South Sudan.
Expressing hope of the implementation of cybercrime Act 2015 minimizing incidents of cyber-related crimes, Malami acknowledged that the federal authorities is working to make sure the protection of journalists towards rhetorical aggression, trolling, incursion of privateness, phishing and cyberattacks.
“The deliberate and dedicated efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Authorities by the implementation of many reforms within the Nigerian justice sector to incorporate elevated entry to justice, speedy justice dispensation, decongestion of Nigeria’s correctional facilities and even handed implementation of the Prison Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms.
“With the strong basis of reformed justice sector to be bequeathed by Buhari Administration, by no means once more will Nigeria characteristic amongst nations the place journalists, residents and inhabitants of the nation will undergo from any type of impunity sooner or later.”