The Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi has described the advent of Electrionic and New Media as an important means of disseminating Information in this new age,saying the world is a global village where events could be reported fast and reached larger audience.
Mr.Olowolabi stated this in his office in Akure while playing host to TecPoint Global Solutions led by Mr. Deepak Mehta who paid him a courtesy.
He said “The Ondo State Government has a well equipped Information Technology Centre,which was established to guarantee efficient and service delivery in the governance and administrative system in the state” he said.
Mr.Olowolabi added that the State Integrated Financial Information System (SIFMIS), introduced into the administrative system in the state was aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability and to boost e-Governance in the state,noting that the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration has gone digital by the advent of SIFMIS into the governance of the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation said the Ministry has a Department saddled with the responsibility of propagating the activities of government through the Social Media Super Highway Channels,adding that the creation of the Department of Electronic and New Media in the Ministry was to make information dissemination faster and to showcase the achievements of the government to the outside world.He stated that the power of Social Media can not be over emphasized in this present day modernisation.
Mr.Olowolabi promised the Social Media Specialists that the ministry is ready to welcome any noble idea that could make Information dissemination faster and credible.
Earlier, the Leader of the media outfit,Mr.Deepak Mehta said they are in the state to partner with the government in the areas of information gathering and management by giving some educational solutions to Information processing and management.
He promised to make value addition to the system.According to him ” We are going to deliver a service which is of value and quality job that would be effective and efficient in propagating the activities of the state government through the Social Media.
He commended the state government for keying into the latest technology trend in its process of governance, stressing that technology is the answer to various challenges facing governance globally.
Mr.Deepak Mehta added that they are ready to partner with the state government through the Ministry of Information, to design robust strategic information management.He appreciated the Management staff of the Ministry for the audience granted them to share their knowledge in Information management and gathering.