Kogi Government has directed its owned media organisations to cover the activities of the state’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at reduced costs.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo gave the directives during a meeting with the management of state media organisations in Lokoja.
He said the directives were to enable the MDAs to project more of government programmes and activities to the people.
Fanwo stressed that the management of the state owned media; Radio Kogi and The Graphic Newspaper, should run programmes of MDAs in the state, especially those that generates revenue, at minimal costs.
He assured the bureau of the State Government’s full support toward a successful land administration; describing land as a “low hanging fruit that the state can pluck from during an economic stress such as the present one”.
According to Fanwo, the commitment of Gov. Yahaya Bello to efficient land administration had made him to give a marching order to the Ministry of Information to ensure that issues bordering on land and the bureau were given a lot of publicity for the benefit of the citizens.
“This is one of the avenues of ensuring quick wins; land is one of the low-hanging fruits that we can pluck from to rescue our state from the economic situation we have found ourselves,” he said.
He promised to yield the state information platforms to the gainful use of the bureau, and urged the director-general to take advantage of the media coverage offer and reach out to the people to maximise the potentials of the agency.
The Commissioner stressed that Radio Kogi and The Graphic newspaper had wide coverages, with added advantage of e-graphic, stressing that partnership with the two organisations and the state printing press would surely bring economic prosperity to the state.
He commended the director-general for his initiatives and reforms at the bureau; while also lauding the management for their support toward the success of the agency.
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