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Wider Consultations Should Drive FG’S Economic Policies – Tam-George

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Posted: Jul 19, 2016 at 4:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi


The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George has urged the Federal Government to base its policy objective on popular debate and wider consultation to enhance participatory democracy and confront the many challenges facing the country.

Tam-George who stated this while receiving the Rivers State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Mr. Oliver Worlugbom on a courtesy call in his office, on Monday  pointed out that such inclusive approach to policy formulation will fast track development in all sectors of the economy.

He said the National Orientation Agency has a critical role to play in the mobilization and sensitization of Nigerian on government policies and programmes.

The Commissioner said the Policy objective of the Nyesom Wike administration in Rivers State was driven by the input of critical stakeholders to promote transparency and accountability in governance.

According to the Commissioner, “A mediocre federal cabinet such as we have cannot rise to challenges posed by the current national emergency.”

He added that part of government effort to promote popular participation in governance was the establishment of a social media unit in the ministry of information and communication as a platform of reaching out to a geographically disaggregated audience.

Tam-George who pledged the commitment of the Rivers State Government to partner with NOA in the State, said Wike’s development stride in the State, especially in the building of critical infrastructure and promotion of entrepreneurial development was unprecedented.

He further assured the commitment of the Wike administration to delivering quality services in the state.