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Independent, True National Voice, Says Delta Information Commissioner

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

Hon. Patrick Ukah, Delta State Commissioner for Information, has described the Independent titles as true national voice, saying that the publications handle national issues with passion, authority and depth.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of the Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) in Ogba, Lagos, on Monday, Hon. Ukah said he was thrilled by the quality, beauty and design of the new-look titles.

Ukah commended the beauty of the structures put in place in the premises, as well as the state-of-the-art newsroom, which he said, has no equal in the country, even as he described Independent as pan-Nigeria in its content and focus.

The commissioner stressed that the government sees Independent as its own medium and pledged to continue to do business with the organisation for the mutual benefit of both the state and company.

Ukah, who came in company of Mr. Charles Aniagwu, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, and Mr Augustine Avwode, Special Assistant (SA), Media to the Governor, maintained that Independent has a long standing relationship with the Delta State government, which must be maintained and nourished at all times.

He informed that under the present administration, Delta State is refocusing for more services to the people, adding that about 1,000 people just passed out from the government’s training programme for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), while a new set will soon take off.

According to him, “We are trying to meet expectations. Delta will be 25 years this year. We need to see what Delta has become within these years. Very soon, the government will also be one year in office. We are rebranding Delta.

“Delta has Intelligence and Project Monitoring Teams which bring feedbacks on people’s perception and performance of government.”

Ukah thanked INL top management, led by Ted Iwere, the Executive Editor, for the warm reception given to him and his team, even as he stressed that his visit to the company was a call on his friends as he has long relationship with a good number of the management.

Receiving the visitors, Mr Iwere described Ukah as a long time friend, and thanked him for the honour done to the company by the visit.

Mr. Iwere stressed that Delta State is a focal point of INL operations, stressing that the titles have a good dose of stories, features and pictures from the state.

With Iwere to receive Ukah and his team are Venkat Gopal-Krishna, Chief Operating Officer (COO); Olisa Egbunike (Editor), Austin Oboh (Deputy Editor, Asaba); Kingsley Ighowemgian (Head, Business & Market Intelligence); Henry Eduwaye (GM, Print Services); Bunmi Oni (Head, Human Resources), among others.