Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has presented an 18-seater bus to the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council.
Presenting the brand new bus at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Governor Obiano said it was in line with his promise to the Chapel to provide them with adequate logistics that would aid them in the performance of their duties as journalists.
The Governor hoped that the bus would assist members of the Chapel to disseminate adequate, timely and objective information on the activities, policies and achievements of his administration down to the grassroots.
He urged them to always promote the good image of the state while shunning acts that could bring disrepute to the State.
In his reaction, the Chairman of the Chapel, Mr Emmanuel Ndukuba observed that the last time the Chapel benefited from the state government’s largesse was 16 years ago, during the administration of former Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, when a 14 seater capacity bus was assigned to the group to facilitate their work.
Mr Ndukuba stressed that the chapel consists of 41 media organizations with the capacity to spread the news across the length and breadth of the country and beyond via traditional and social media.
The Chairman intimated the Governor on a proposed international workshop titled ” Security and investment : the Anambra example “, which the Chapel is organizing, with the intention to projecting the four pillars and enablers of the present government under Chief Willie Obiano.
He however expressed the profound gratitude of the chapel to Governor Obiano and other government officials for making the donation a reality, promising that the gesture will go a long way to bridge the gap between the state government and the correspondents’ Chapel.
Present at the Occasion were the State Director of Information, Ministry of Information and Communication Strategy, Barr Emeka Ohuoha, Senior Special Assistants to the Governor on media Mr James Eze and Emeka Ozumba as well as other journalists. Anambrastate blog