Ogun State Ministry of Information says it will continue to evolve more innovative measures towards sustaining the existing two-way communication with the graaroot people, while providing a feasible information management system to amplify government’s activities towards the delivery of democratic dividends to the people.
The Permanent Secretary in charge of the Ministry, Mr. Abiodun Awere, said this while taking his turn to reel out the achievements of the ministry during the 2020 budget assessment before the members of State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism led by Hon. Yusuf Adejojo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Awere stated that the Ministry had ensured consistent gathering and dissemination of information to members of the public in line with the Next Level agenda of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration which hinged on accountability, transparency and probity.
Outlining programmes packaged in orientating and creating awareness to the people, the Permanent Secretary explained that modern equipment including digital cameras were procured to improve on the work output, adding that more procurement and upgrading of facilities would be embarked upon.
In a related development, the General Manager, Ogun State Television, Engr. Festus Kehinde has assured of swift improvement in content generation, especially through local production of programmes by the members of staff and exchange with other independent producers in its bid to sustain the leading position of the State-owned broadcast outfit in the country.
Engr. Kehinde disclosed this, while taking turn to appear before the House Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism led by Hon. Yusuf Adejojo as part of ongoing 2020 budget assessment by the State House of Assembly.
According to him, such development would bring about increased viewership, thereby improving the rating of the station to attract prospective advertisers, adding that more enlightenment and informative programmes would be put in place to avail the residents of the State about the strides of government in the delivery of democratic dividends.
Presenting the achievements of the Station to the lawmakers, the General Manager noted that the Station had generated over N170.6m as revenue in the last six months representing 68% proportionate performance, while sustaining its 24-hours operations in the face of the dwindling revenue as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.
Earlier, the lawmakers commended the Managements of the Ministry and television station for their efforts at ensuring the sustenance of publicity and enlightenment programmes on government activities to the people, urging them to improve on their achievements.