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Mr Ukah handing over a copy of Veracity, a publication of the State Ministry of Info to Mr Odion Bello of AIT in Abuja

Mr Ukah handing over a copy of Veracity, a publication of the State Ministry of Info to Mr Odion Bello of AIT in Abuja

The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah has called on media organizations in the Nigeria to continue their support for the Delta State government by adequately informing Deltans at home and in the Diaspora of the developmental strides of the State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah made the call during an official visit to the corporate headquarters of AIT and NTA in Abuja, Tuesday, July 4.

Mr Ukah who was accompanied by the State Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Mr Paul Osahor and his personal media assistant, Mr Sam Ijeh said the purpose of the visit was to familiarize himself with the management and staff of the media houses as well as thank them for the support they have given to the Okowa administration so far and like Oliver Twist, ask for continued cooperation.

He informed that the Okowa administration has stabilized governance in Delta State as the State governor has steered governance clear from politics.

He stated further that the Okowa administration has successfully cut cost on expenditure by patronizing the services of indigenous contractors who do well in the execution of projects to specifications.

The Executive Director News of NTA, Muhammad Labbo, told the commissioner and his entourage that the station does not discriminate in its news coverage as all states of the federation are adequately covered irrespective of political affiliation.

He said that because of this approach, NTA is able to get feedback from the people and this provides the Federal Government information about the immediate needs of the people to enable the government marshal out ways of ameliorating the situation.

The Head of News Operations of AIT, Mr. Odion Bello, who conducted the visitors round the various departments of the station, commended the commissioner for coming to visit the station and urged other Commissioners of Information in other states of the federation to emulate Delta State.