The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has congratulated The Nation newspaper and its management on its 10th year existence as a “foremost Whistle Blower and Truth Bearer in the media industry.”
Obasa, in a statement signed by his press secretary, Mr Musbau Razak, on behalf of members and staff of the Assembly, said The Nation, in its ten years as a “major and vibrant source of veritable and dependable information,” has lived up to expectation of the people as a media organization whose preoccupation is: not only telling “the truth in defence of freedom” but “standing firm in promoting transparency, rule of law and democratic governance.”
According to him, “It is on record that you have demonstrated uncommon zeal, energetic character, resourcefulness, overwhelming intelligence and uprightness in carrying out the responsibility of nation building – through your unbiased publication that keeps the government and the governed on their toes since inception.”
He affirmed that the newspaper has “remained a formidable force and beautiful pride to all lovers of investigative journalism, democracy and good governance.”
While arguing that the media outfit employs professionalism in dealing with issues of national interest, the Speaker praised the organization’s philosophy that aligns with the change mantra which characterizes operations of governments at all levels.
“The attitude and language you put into your publication is a pointer to your drive towards making the country great again, he asserted. He added that, ‘‘ through your stories in the newspaper, you have shown that media organizations can be fair and objective in their publications.”
He however wished the newspaper “many more years of responsible reporting and selfless service to Nigeria, admonishing its management and staff to keep up the good work.”