The Presidency, on Wednesday, criticized the media’s “too much criticism, which may tailspin the country into a country.”
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the statement at the State House, Abuja, when he received the Ace Leadership Award presented to him by the management of Love FM 104.5 Abuja as part of its Merit Awards 2022.
According to a statement signed by the State House Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Presidency solicited continued partnership with the media to help the government and citizens realize the Nigeria of their dream.
The statement was entitled ‘Presidency seeks more media partnership in nation building.’
Expressing his appreciation to the organization for considering him worthy of the award, Adesina said: “The media should partner with the government instead of being adversaries. What you find in the media at times is that they are so adversarial to the government, which does not have to be. This is our country, and we don’t have any other one.
“If they send the country into a tailspin through too much criticism, even the media won’t even be able to do its work. So, we should always bear in mind that it is our country and whatever we make of it is what we get.”