Okowa Challenges Community Newspaper Publishers On Information Sharing

Okowa Challenges Community Newspaper Publishers On Information Sharing

Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged members of Association of
Community Newspapers Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN) to always share
information to effectively reach people at the grassroots.

Governor Okowa made the call yesterday when the executive of Delta State
Council of ACNPN led by Comrade Jude Obiemnyego paid him a courtesy visit
in Asaba.

The Governor who lauded the fact that publishers of community newspapers
have an umbrella body to champion their course, reiterated that sharing of
information and ideas, would ensure that people at the rural communities
are abreast with happenings in other localities.

“As community newspaper publishers, there is greater strength when you
share ideas and information and I am glad that you have come together to be
members of one body,” the Governor said, assuring that his administration
will always work with the ACNPN to ensure that people at the different
communities of the state are aware of his administration’s programmes.

He disclosed that the driving force behind the acceptability and
achievements of his administration was open-door policy and letting the
people know the situation of things at all times, asserting, “we are
running an open-door policy, we engage in town hall meetings because, there
is nothing to hide from our people, they need to be properly informed as
partners in the governance of the state; they tell us how they feel and we
tell them what we are doing.”

Governor Okowa who reeled out some of the achievements of his
administration in the areas of road construction, job and wealth creation,
quality health-care delivery, among others despite the country being
technically on recession, emphasized that his administration will always be
on course, remain focused in the delivery of democratic dividends and good
governance to Deltans.

Earlier, Comrade Obiemnyego commended the Governor for his developmental
strides, assuring that the ACNPN as the publishers of newspapers that gets
to the people at the nooks and crannies of the state will highlight the
activities of government.

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