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Rivers to revamp state-media outfits, seeks improved partnership

 Rivers to revamp state-media outfits, seeks improved partnership

Nyesom Wike

The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, has restated the government’s willingness to collaborate with the media at all times in order to enhance development and good governance.

Nsirim stated this at the 2021 Media Day, organised by the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, District 9141 in Port Harcourt, with the theme, ‘Developing Media Infrastructure for Good Governance’.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Director, Public Enlightenment in the ministry, Celestine Ogolo, disclosed that modalities were in place to revamp all state-owned media organizations for competitiveness and productivity.

“As we speak, plans are underway to revamp the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation to enhanced its mandate and make it competitive in the media industry, as well as digitalize the state owned broadcast media platforms,” he stated.

Speaking, President of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, District 9141, Adeolu Okanlawon, said the Media Day was for the appraisal of the clubs activities, in terms of her public image.

Okanlawon further said the event was imperative, as it provides the Club an opportunity to project her activities on an annual basis, in terms of programs and projects, saying the country was still emerging, hence the government and the media must synergized for development.

In her remarks, Chairperson, National Association of Women Journalists, Susan Serekara-Nwikhana, urged the government to assist the media in the area of infrastructure and welfare.

She called for the building of a media village, which would house all media organizations in each state for better interaction and productivity.

“Provision of welfare packages for journalists such as car loans, wardrobe allowances and comprehensive insurance scheme to take care of hazards should be considered by the government to improved the relationship with the media,” she added. THE PUNCH

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