Ortom advocates retention of Press Council Act in Constitution




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Gov. of has advocated retention of Press Council Act in Constitution.
Ortom, who made request on during an interactive session with newsmen in Makurdi, said that under no guise should Act be expunged from constitution.
“There is no basis gagging press. I completely disagree with those calling for removal of press council in the constitution.
“Freedom of Press should be allowed because that is the best way go.
“It gives the oppressed and others the express themselves and bring out their challenges the fore,” the said.
He further advised those championing the removal of the press council from the constitution know they would not be there forever.
Otom said he was worried over the in the country “because nothing meaningful is happening”.
According to him, Nigerians are suffering and smiling.
The urged the Federal Government to also approve N100 billion for ranching in , since it approved N6.5 billion for ranching in .
He said his request was based on the fact that was the first to champion the call for the establishment of ranching and prohibition of .

(NAN)