- Ita Solomon Enang describes the media as the fourth estate of the realm
- He says the media is supposed to uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people
- Chief Areoye Oyebola claims a Nigerian senator earns more than the American president
Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to president on National Assembly matters has accused the media of stocking tension between the executive and the legislature.
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Enang made the statement on Monday, October 9, in a statement on Facebook when thanking the Senate for inviting him to speak at a forum.
The presidential aide described the media as the fourth estate of the realm which is supposed to uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people.
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Enang however, stated that under the Buhari administration, the media reported stories on the alleged missing 2016 budget in a way that created tension of unimaginable proportion in the executive - legislature relationship.
See Enang's statement on the issue below:
Meanwhile, the chairman, Movement for Nigeria’s Total Transformation, Chief Areoye Oyebola, has condemned the refusal of the Nigerian Senate to review its high allowances.
Oyebola argued that despite the poverty in Nigerian, a senator or even a member of the House of Representatives earns more than the president of the United States of America and the UK prime minister, Punch reports.
He proposed that the allowances of all public office holder, including that of the president be reduced to 10% of the current earning.
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