This article was first republished on Nairaland four years ago when President Buhari was just one year in office.I hereby as a communication student tendered unreserved apology to Nigerians for the betrayal of public trust on information management entrusted on journalists.We failed you. We fail to make you have access to the right and unbiased reports or information that could have made you take a rightful decision on the presidential election that right now, our actions seem to be a clog in the wheel of the nation’s progress.We made you kick against good for bad. From better to worst.We made you kick against transparency for conspiracy.From openness to eventually everything even employment in secrecy.We made you kick against corruption fighter for corruption feeder.We made you kick against a manageable fuel scarcity regime for unmanageable or direction less unabated fuel scarcity regime.From vehicular queues to generator queues.From black markets to black filling or fuel stations.We made you kick against improving electric power supply for increasing electric power outage.From light to darkness.We made you kick against dream builder for dream destroyer.From the removal of the less privilege street beggars to school to the return of privileged school children to street begging.We made you kick against wealth creator for wealth destroyer. From encouragement in businesses to discouragement in trade.We made you kick against the dragging and improving security situation in the North-East for worsening and increasing insecurity situation to almost every corner of the Nigeria life.From semi peace to seemingly semi war.We made you kick against decreasing electoral violence or killing for increasing and seemingly unabated blood tasting or bloodletting or war like electoral violence.From peaceful elections to deadly electoral processes.We made you kick against the purchase of foodstuffs at affordable rate by many for increasing non affordable rates for several scores of people.From stable and decreasing cost of commodities to unstable and increasing cost of living.From right to life to right to death.Once again we are sorry for the poor management of public information as we regret the untold hardship it may have caused you.
Forgive us as you continue to pray for God to imbued in us the spirit of fearlessness and in-favouritism
as needed to do our work effectively as communication students either practicing in the media as journalist or in any organization performing any communication function.