From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
The Ebonyi State Government says it will assist any genuine efforts by organisations geared towards not only protecting, but also preserving the corporate image of the state.
The State Commission for Information and State Orientation, Jude Okpor stated this when the Ebonyi Newspaper Publishers, an association of indigenous newspaper publishers paid him a courtesy call in his office, Cabinet, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
Jude, who was visibly elated over the visit expressed government’s readiness to partner relevant stakeholders which the Ebonyi Publishers are key actors in the execution of the People’s Charter Needs of Governor Francis Nwifuru.
According to the Commissioner, “We are determined to partner with you in your efforts toward protecting the corporate image of Ebonyi State.
“None can rule out the power of the media and you are our own people, we will work strategically in the business of governance”.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation Dom Isute, KSJ announced the association’s irrevocable commitment towards developmental journalism in the state even as he assured not to falter in the face of excruciating economic reality.
“Since 1996, the organisation have been in existence, working and promoting the activities and programs of government.
“As an organisation under the supervision of your Ministry, we deem it necessary to fraternise with your office”.
“We committed to carrying out reportage that will market the state. It is for us to partner and synerggise with your office.
Lending their voices, Mr Ekene Mbam, Ndubuisi Nwogha, Chinwe Imo-Eze and other speakers made a strong case for the inclusion of the organisation in government’s program.
Publishers of Patriots, Sir Dom Isute, The Rake, Newspaper, Collins Azu, Ebonyi Times, Celestine Okeh, The Trumpet Magazine, Emmanuel Irem, KSJ, Turing Point Newspaper, Andy Nwogha, The Voice Newspaper, Chinwe Imo-Eze attended the courtesy call.