​Saraki Reiterates Commitment to Freedom of Speech

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday reiterated his commitment to freedom of speech and the use of social media.

In a series of tweets on his personal account @BukolaSaraki, the Senate president was responding to a story carried by some publications that a civil servant was sacked for criticizing him.
“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,” he said, “As Governor, Senator and now as @SPNigeria [Senate President], I have never attempted to stifle anyone’s freedom to speak his [or] her mind. This will not change.”
The Senate President also said:  “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.”
Following the completion of the Constitution Review Exercise at the Senate this week, Saraki also reassured the public that he and his colleagues in the 8th National Assembly will continue to work towards accomplishing a legislative agenda that will improve the state of the nation.
“My colleagues and I will continue to always work to pass a legislative agenda that will make life better for all Nigerians,” the Senate President tweeted.