The accreditation tag of the State House correspondent of German Radio, Deutsche Welle, Mr. Ubale Musa, which was withdrawn by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was restored on Monday.
A statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the restoration of Musa’s tag was on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The journalist had his accreditation withdrawn in the twilight of the Jonathan administration for asking visiting Chadian President, Idriss Derby, a question the former Nigerian leader and his handlers considered ‘embarrassing’.
While presenting the re-issued Press Pass to the Deutsche Welle correspondent at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Adesina said the re-accreditation was in keeping with Buhari’s commitment to correcting the wrongs of the past.
“Part of the change promised by President Buhari is correcting things that were wrongly done before.
“Mr. Ubale Musa’s accreditation was wrongly withdrawn. To redress the wrong done to him by the withdrawal, we have returned his Villa Press Pass to him so that he can continue his work without hindrance”, Adesina said.
In his brief remarks after receiving his Villa Press Pass, Musa thanked Buhari and his media team for restoring his accreditation.
He also promised that he will continue to perform his duty as a State House Correspondent objectively, professionally and with due regard for the ethics of journalism.