No Celebration, Tinubu’s First Anniversary Will Be Low-key – Information Minister

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The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris has disclosed that the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu’s administration will be low-key.

Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor, was inaugurated as Nigeria’s 16th President May 29, 2023 at the Eagle Square in the nation’s capital city, Abuja.

Idris at the Ministerial Press Briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, stated that there will be no celebration to commemorate the anniversary.

The minister noted that the move is in line with Tinubu’s desire to serve the country and efficiently use resources for the good of all Nigerians.

“The first anniversary will be low-key; there will be no celebration; it will be a sectoral presentation by ministries.

“This is in line with Tinubu’s administration to ensure efficient and judicious use of resources to deliver dividends of democracy to citizens.

“The president has directed that useful information should be provided in an honest, timely, and consistent manner,” he said.

He urged the media to be honest in their reportage, advising them to do their job with a deep sense of responsibility and patriotism.

“Members of the media are expected to report honestly, responsibly, and with a deep sense of patriotism. The essence of the media is to inform the people and hold government accountable.

“Thus, over time, the Ministry of Information and National Orientation finds it worthy to always brief the media and people on what the Federal Government is doing,” he said.

Idris further stated that the ministry will be organising a ministerial briefing where ministers of various ministries would begin presentations on May 22.