Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Minister commends outgoing CEOs of Information agencies, challenges new ones

By News Express on 27/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,094


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Thursday thanked the outgoing acting Chief Executives of Information parastatals, saying their tenure witnessed significant achievements by his ministry.

‎Speaking at a meeting with the outgoing and incoming Chief Executives in Abuja, the minister said during the three months they acted, “we recorded many achievements because it was within that period that we successfully rolled out the pilot scheme of digitisation in Jos.

“This was something that for more than 10 years successive governments have failed to do, and with little or no resources but with a lot of determination and support we met that deadline.

“It was with you that we were able to hold and complete the first National Summit on Culture and Tourism and we followed up again with the Implementation Team‎.”

Alhaji Mohammed listed other milestones in the past three months as including the hosting of town hall meetings in Lagos and Kaduna to bridge the communication gap between the government and the people.

He also said the government-owned media organisations are now more credible than before, and commended the outgoing acting Chief Executives for their efforts in that regard

The minister: “When I launched the sensitisation campaign against insecurity, I didn’t go to any outside broadcaster but today the average Nigerian knows the saying ‘if you see something, say something’ that has been popularised by the NTA, FRCN and VON.

“I used your various platforms to ensure that every minister speaks at least once a day either on NAN platform, NTA programme, FRCN or VON and they give me feedback. Today, our platforms are becoming more credible than they used to be and we have just started,” he said.

The minister pledged to work with the new Chief Executives to elevate the ministry and its agencies to be more visible and proactive in information gathering and dissemination.

Alhaji Mohammed expressed the optimism that having made their marks in their various professions, the new chief executives will bring their wealth of experience to add value to the mandate of his ministry.

The newly appointed chief executives are Dr. Garba Abari, National Orientation Agency; Chief Osita Okechukwu, Voice of Nigeria; Mr. Bayo Onanuga, News Agency of Nigeria; Mr. Ishaq Modibo Kawu, National Broadcasting Commission; Mansur Liman, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Yakubu Mohammed, Nigerian Television Authority.

•Photo shows Lai Mohammed.

Source News Express

Posted 27/05/2016 1:08:27 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Expert advocates use of social media tools to...

200 foreign exhibitors, 500,000 visitors expected at 2016...

Tragedy at PDP rally; canon shots kill Deputy...

Infant, 3 others shot at church carnival

2 million children die of abortion every 40...

Lagos judiciary staff jailed for stealing

Kano court convicts musician for uncensored song, indecent...

Abuja Municipal Council elections declared inconclusive

APDA seizes the stage

Lassa fever: UNICEF takes campaign to 5 Anambra...

Buhari bent on Islamising Nigeria: CAN

Chibok abduction: Boko Haram is killing health, education...

 

Latest News The world must attack immigration problems at the roots, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Intersociety exposes new SARS Commander, writes off reforms Court threatens IGP over detention of Kwara Governor’s Aide Ex-banker arrested on wedding day; slammed with theft charge Insecurity: NEC sets up panel to decentralise Police operations Six killed as troops, bandits exchange gunfire in Zamfara U.S. votes $12.5m for food security in Nigeria Nigeria loses N126.2b on abandoned FG properties in Lagos — Don 5 lawmakers defect in Ogun Stakeholders demand implementation timeline for PIGB Peter Obi’s leadership resonates in Regina Pacis girls’ victory SARS reform not enough — CDHR •Seeks punishment of errant officers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (377,547 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (366,526 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,231 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,799 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (222,573 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,067 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,509 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,698 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,598 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,266 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,685 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,000 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,454) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (910) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (634) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,274) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,059) Opinion (1,058) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,058) Religion (816) Sports (1,646) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement