By: Alfred Saiki,
The Nigerian Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki, has explained that, as a believer in the freedom of speech, he would continue to promote legislations that would allow Nigerians air out their minds.The Senate President, made this promise while debunking a news item making the rounds that a civil servant in Nigeria was sacked because he criticized him on social media.
Sen. Saraki, who said his attention has just been drawn the news item said, “The story is entirely untrue, about a civil servant being sacked for criticizing me.”
“As a public servant who has subjected myself in the service of my country, I face criticism everyday from many quarters.
“Criticism does not deter me from serving my country. I learn from constructive criticism. It inspires me to continue working.
“My colleagues and I will continue to always work to pass a legislative agenda that will make life better for all Nigerians.
“I use social media, so I am a firm believer in freedom of speech and using social media to air out ones views. This will never change.
“As Governor, Senator and now as Senate President of Nigeria, I have never attempted to stifle anyone's freedom to speak his/her mind. This will not change.”