Ondo Information Ministry Solicits Support of House of Assembly For Effective Information Management
Ondo State Ministry of Information and Orientation has solicited the support of the State House of Assembly for effective information management of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu led administration.
Speaking while receiving members, House Committee on Information from the State
House of Assembly, who were on familiarisation visit to the Ondo State Information and Orientation, the Commissioner, Mr. Donald Ojogo congratulated the members on their election into the House of Assembly, stressing that their victory at the poll would attract positive development to their various constituents.
He noted that the Ministry is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring programmes and policies of government is given adequate media engagement.
Mr. Ojogo reiterated the commitment of the Ministry toi propagate government activities through various means of information dissemination.
The Commissioner stressed the need for adequate funding for the Ministry to carry out its core mandate of strategic information gathering, processing and dissemination, while appealing to the House to support the Ministry in the area of appropriating adequate funds.
The State spokesman therefore urged the members to inform the Ministry whenever the House is having programmes that needs publicity.
In his remarks, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Olugenga Omole appreciated the Commissioner and other management staff of the Ministry for the warm reception.
Hon. Omole added that the redeployment of the Commissioner to the Ministry was a welcome development, describing the redeployment as round peg in the round hole.
He, therefore, promised that the Committee would ensure adequate budgetary provision is for the Ministry in the 2020 budget, stressing that the House would give all necessary support.
He noted that information is about digitalisation, which requires adequate funding for the Ministry to perform effectively.
The House Chairman on Information also urged the Ministry to key into the social media world, saying the world is now a global village.
Hon. Omole further commend the ministry for a job well done in propagating government programmes and policies, stating that the Ministry of Information is the ear and eyes of the government.
In the entourage were, Hon. Success Torhukerhiju,
Hon. Dr Abiodun Faleye, other members of the House Committee on Information like, Hon. Toluwani Borokini, Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan and Hon. Adeyemi Olayemi.