President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has barred the African Independent Television, AIT, from covering any of his functions. According to reports, it is not unlikely that his decision came because of the hate documentaries and campaign messages played on the station’s network before the elections.
Buhari’s media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu who confirmed the issue said the the warning may be revoked when some security and ethical issues were resolved with the media organization.
“AIT has been asked to stay aside based on security and family concerns. In addition, Buhari has decided that they will have to resolve some issues relating to issues of standard and ethics.
“We will be talking with them to try and resolve the matter, but for now the station has been asked to stay aside, because like I said there are some family and security concerns. They have been asked to step down their coverage until we resolve the matter with them on ethics and standards.”