Commissioner for Information Charges Media Practitioners On Dev Journalism
By Oginyi Ruth
The new commissioner for information and state orientation in Ebonyi State, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji has challenged media practitioners in the state on developmental journalism in order to move the state forward
Barr Orji who made the call in Abakaliki on Friday, during his official resumption meeting with staff of the ministry, information officers and journalists in the state, said that he would create an information database for easy access of information from ministers and parastatals.
He said he will bring about empowerment that will encourage ICT development for the information officers and other journalists in the state.
According to him, there would be a comprehensive swap of the information officers from next week, while a central information database will be created for easy access of information on monthly basis.
“The ministry is going to emphasize on developmental journalism and the ministry will work closely with journalists in the state and parastatals will be given free hand to operate.”
“We are going to develop what is called performance evaluation form so that every week you fill the form and tell us what you have done but that will come after the training and retraining of information officers.
“From time to time, we will carry out award for best performing information officers and best ministry.
He used the opportunity to set up a technical committee that will come up with what it will take to equip the information officers so that they could perform better in their various places of work.
Prince Anya Okorie, director of information in the ministry, urged the information officers to sharpen their pen pointing out that all hands must be on deck to achieve their goals.
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