Delta State commends the cooperation of media organisations
To hold town hall meetings
The Delta State Government has commended media organisations in the country for providing the platforms through which people are informed about the achievements of the state governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa. He led a team of officials from his ministry to visit The Sun’s Corporate Headquarters and Channels Television, both in Lagos State. Delta State’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said the essence of the visits was to appreciate the media houses and ask for more cooperation.
He stated that the visits had provided him the opportunity not only to know their operational bases but to put a face on the operators of the media outfits in order to improve on existing relationship.
Mr. Ukah said that the state government does not want anybody to tell lies on its behalf but to report the level of infrastructural development being carried out by the governor despite its low revenue receipts necessitated by the current economic downturn affecting the country.
Ukah stated that Okowa would on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 begin a Town Hall meeting in all the local government areas of the state to present his score card to the people, feel their pulse and know other areas of their needs.
Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun newspapers, Mr. Eric Osagie, expressed appreciation of his organisation to the state government for realising that newspapers, which are always in hard copies, are still the best even with the proliferation of radio and television stations and the advent of social media.
Supported by the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Lady Neta Nwosu, the Editor, Sunday Sun, Mr. Abdulfatah Oladeinde, and the Editor, Saturday Sun, Mr. Femi Babafemi, Osagie said Delta State Government has a high brand that is marketable, occasioned by the fact that the government has professionals in every area of life, who are doing very well.
Chairman of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, represented by his General Manager, Mr. Steve Judo, Assistant General Manager, Operations, Mr. Kingsley Uranta, Controller of News, Mr. Ambrose Okoh, and Marketing Manager, Mr. Niyi Adegboye, stated that the visit was an effective step towards cementing the existing relationship between Delta State Government and his organisation.
In Ukah’s team were Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Paul Osahor, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Christopher Nwaoboshi, and Media Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Sam Ijeh.