‘We will sustain partnership with Radio Nigeria’
In recognising the importance of Radio Nigeria towards community development, Delta State Government has restated its keenly interested in sustain its partnership with the radio service as stipulated in the constitution.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah disclosed this at the weekend in Asaba during a media lecture titled ‘The Media and Community Development: The Role of Government of Government,’ which was organised by management and staff of Radio Nigeria’s Charity FM 104.4, Asaba.
Ukah, who noted that the state government recognised the various challenges confronting Charity FM, however, said “we are ready to thinker with the management on finding lasting solutions to the challenges”.
This, according to him, is because, in all honesty, it is in our best interest to have a robust Radio Nigeria in Asaba that will help to promote the state government’s policies, especially as it concerns the rural dwellers.
Uka, who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Sam Ijeh, noted that radio serves as an agent of social mobilization, especially in rural communities, where people could be moved to delivering certain goals based on the awareness of their rights and responsibilities to the society. He added that communication should play a significant role in helping rural dwellers to live a worthwhile life.
In his presentation, the guest speaker, Prof. Francis Osaweru Omoruyi, who is Director, Centre for Distance Learning, University of Benin, Benin City, said the media plays significant roles in community development, adding that the essence of community development is to integrate communities into national development.