By Elaweremi Areweremi
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has assured of a total turnaround transformation of the two state-owned radio and television stations in Warri and Asaba before the exit of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration.
Aniagwu gave the assurance today while playing host to the executive members of Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) in a courtesy visit today at the Ministry of Information, Asaba.
The commissioner reasoned that the present administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, was keen on leaving a lasting legacy in the two broadcast media outfits in the state.
He however demanded that staff should be part of the transformation efforts by being proactive and self-reliant in little challenges, insisting that government would not be totally provide all the stations’ needs.
“We are convinced that before we leave there will be a total transformation of our two DBS stations. We have given the stations the free hand to manage funds generated to operate. I need the stations’ staff to sit up and survive like others.”
“As a union, we should look inward so that we come to equity with clean hands. We should not be sleeping where we are expected to be working.”
Anaigwu, however, applauded the union for the initiative of having their stations placed on a cable platform, adding that it was a good initiative to better serve the people and can also be counted as an achievement to the administration.
He assured the union that the government was always prepared to collaborate with it for the betterment of the state and for the comfort of the public.
Earlier, the Chairman of the state Administrative Council of Radio, Television, Theatre and Art Workers Union (RATTAWU), Comrade Charles Enegide congratulated the commissioner on his reappointment, stating that he did excellently well in his first appointment, and that he was worthy of a reappointment.
He thanked the Commissioner for his support, and also, soliciting for a partnership with the commissioner for the betterment of the state and also appealed for an upgrade in facilities and provision of operational vehicles for DBS Warri and Asaba to enable them to be more productive.