The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Yusuf, on Monday, called on media aides appointed by his government to work hard toward publicizing the policies and programmes of the state government to keep people informed on the state government’s activities.
In a press statement made available to newsmen on Monday, the Governor’s spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, said his principal made the call during an interactive meeting, with the media aides that cut across, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Personal Assistants on Media, Radio, information, Publicity, Public Affairs, Enlightenment, Digital Media, ICT, Social Mobilization, Videography, Photography, Senior Special Reporters and Special Reporters at Coronation hall, Government house.
According to the governor, his administration is coming up with a variety of policies and programmes that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state, hence the need to keep them informed.
The governor said, “You are appointed to contribute your quota in publicizing policies, and programmes and create awareness for the populace on issues pertaining to governance and other pieces of information helpful to the welfare of people of the state.
Speaking to Senior Special Reporters and Senior Reporters posted to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, he said: “You are posted to MDAs, as a backup to their medium of Information by posting their activities on social media platforms for wider publicity.”
The governor called on the media aides to enunciate public enllghtmént initiatives, especially in the areas of dangers of drug abuse, among youth, especially women, and the need to promote a society free of social vices.
Earlier in a remark, the Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, said the interactive session, which was the first of its kind was aimed at bringing the media aides together and brainstorming on the methodology to improve performance, as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf will run a transparent government, coupled with free -flow of Information, as there is nothing to hide.
Furthermore, Baba Dantiye pledged the support of his Ministry in facilitating the functions of the appointees, affirming that Information officers at local governments, and MDAs will do the same to achieve the desired goals outlined by the current administration.