President Muhammadu Buhari has come out to hail co-founder and publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, on his being named one of the four awardees for year 2020 International Press Freedom Award, by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
PMB recently begged Dapo to use the occasion of the award to recommit himself to everything that is fair and just in journalism.
According to him, the honor proves Dapo Olorunyomi’s several decades of commitment to the ideals of journalism and freedom of the Press has not been for nothing.
He added that he is proud that a Nigerian earned such a prestigious award with the diligence and hard work.
His words, “Democracy and a free Press are kindred spirits, and that is what we have committed to as a government. It is, therefore, gratifying to hear of this award to one of our own.”
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