Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has come out to react to a recent report by Sahara Reporters alleging that a teacher who works with the Kwara state, Government, Baba Biodun insulted him and was dismissed and arrested as a result.
Biodun was said to have been arraigned before an Illorin Magistrate Court yesterday for an inciting posts against Saraki on Facebook.
Following the reports, Saraki was backlashed by some Nigerians on social media, prompting him to deny the reports in statement released today.
He said; “My attention has just been drawn to an entirely untrue story about a civil servant being sacked for criticizing me.
“As a public servant who has subjected me to the service of my country, I face criticism every day from many quarters.
“However, this does not deter me. It never has. I learn from the constructive criticisms, and continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to pass our legislative agenda for all Nigerians.
“I use social media. As such, I am a firm believer in freedom of speech and the use of social media to air out views.
“Throughout my time in public office, I have never attempted to stifle anyone’s freedom to speak his/her mind. This can be said of my time as a Governor, as a first time Senator, and now as the Senate President. This will not change.