New Information Minister Mohammed Idris Pledges Transparency and Truthfulness in Government Communication
In a promising turn of events, Mohammed Idris, the newly sworn-in Minister of Information and National Orientation, has taken a firm stance on delivering honest and transparent communication to the Nigerian populace.
Mr. Idris affirmed his commitment during an event held at the National Press Centre in Abuja, where he was warmly welcomed by attendees.
During the event, Mr. Idris emphasized the importance of disseminating accurate information regarding government policies and initiatives.
“We will be truthful about government policies,” he declared, reassuring Nigerians that he and his ministry would uphold the principles of transparency and accountability.
The minister’s dedication to maintaining an open and honest dialogue with the public was articulated as a central pillar of his approach.
A statement released by Haruna Suliemna, the spokesman for the information ministry, elaborated on the event and Mr. Idris’s declaration.
It detailed that the new minister expressed his commitment to eradicating the spread of false information and cautioned against the circulation of fake news.
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“We will always respond to your inquiries, but please do not share fake news,” he urged the public.
Mr. Idris’s promise to uphold truthfulness and transparency signifies a departure from the practices of the past.
The period between 2015 and 2023 was marked by the dissemination of half-truths and misinformation by previous Information Minister Lai Mohammed and other spokespersons of then-President Muhammadu Buhari.
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The information ministry had been utilized as a means of propagating deceptive narratives, leading to a breach of trust with the public.
Nigerians are now hopeful that under the leadership of Minister Mohammed Idris, a new era of genuine and reliable government communication will be ushered in.
As the nation moves forward, citizens remain watchful and cautiously optimistic that the promise of transparency will be upheld, fostering an environment of openness and accountability in government dealings.