The Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to the delivery of quality, transparent and focused leadership to the people of the State, hence the role of the Ministry of Information and Strategy and its sister agencies cannot be over emphasized, for effective dissemination of information.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Mrs. Modele Sarafa – Yusuf, made this known at a meeting with the Management of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, the Ogun State Television (OGTV) and Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Sarafa Yusuf assured that the Governor, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, was committed to effective and efficient dissemination of information, especially to the grassroots, affirming government’s resolve to do the needful to strengthen information sector.
According to her, “this administration wants to hear what the people are saying, we want to hear their concerns first hand and that is why the Feedback Department is very important to us”.
The Special Adviser, who spoke with journalists after inspecting the facilities in the Ministry, submitted that she was impressed by the quality of the leadership she described as professionals, who know their roles in government, promising that the present administration would provide adequate facilities and equipment for them to carry out their duties effectively.
Earlier in his remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Abiodun Awere, noted that the Ministry, being the engine room of government, is in charge of information management and dissemination of government activities to the public, through print and broadcast programmes which are being produced by the agency.
The Permanent Secretary, who appreciated the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for putting the Information sector in the front burner, enjoined government to provide better equipment for the Ministry and other sister media agencies, in order to further project the State’s programmes and agenda.
The meeting had in attendance, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Mr. Emmanuel Ojo, Directors and Deputy Directors in the Ministry as well as General Managers of OGTV and OGBC.