Delta State Government yesterday made it clear why the seeming negligence of federal-owned facilities and institutions within its jurisdiction cannot be stomached.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu disclosed this when he played host to the management of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Asaba, led by their new General Manager, Mr. Innocent Negha.
Recognizing the numerous challenges of the federal outfit as submitted by its General Manager, the Information Commissioner commended them for their strategic partnership in propagating activities of the state and its government.
For the different stations across the country to function more optimally, the state’s spokesman suggested that the center must forgo certain percentages of funds for the local stations to address their needs.
‘’I will report back to the governor so that we can see how to assist you because even if you are not strictly owned by the Delta State Government, the services you render affects us positively since you disseminate information to the people we govern.
‘’We will try to see the ones that we can assist you to tackle so that you can provide us more services and help us reach out to our people. This is because even though we have our own broadcast stations, we understand the place of variety in enhancing the quality of life’’ he said.
Earlier, the Station Manager of NTA Asaba, Mr. Negha commended the information commissioner for his strategic media partnerships in highlighting the policies and legacies of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration.
‘’My prayer is that this robust relationship will continue especially now that we are approaching elections; there is a need for greater synergy between us and the information ministry because we are here to serve the state’’ Mr. Negha said.
Mr. Negha further intimated the information commissioner of the station’s infrastructure decay, even as he pleaded for the state government’s intervention to augment for the inconveniences and aid the station spread its reach across the state.