The Commissioner for Information, Abia State, Chief John Okiyi Kalu has stated that Abia stayed among the safest States that has ensured freedom of the media without any sort of suppression and intimidation in the government.
Okiyi Kalu reiterated that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration allows for media freedom and will continue to associate with the media in the evolution of the state.
The Information Commissioner, who said this through the celebration of World Press Freedom Day held in Umuahia, by the Abia State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He enjoined journalists to report development, peace and prosperity in the State, stressing that bad reports create a bad environment that does not encourage security.
According to the Abia mouthpiece, “I want you to feel personally responsible for the development of the State because you are the channel through which individuals hear the Condition.”.
Okiyi Kalu further revealed the Governor Ikpeazu has completed several developmental projects in road infrastructure, agriculture, trade and commerce, SME development, security among others and highlighted the need for publicising these strides rather than pushing for negative stories.
The Abia Commissioner posited that the Governor might not have done what there is to do, but he’s achieved what no other government in Abia nation has achieved.
While appreciating the cordial relationship that’s been existing between his office and the NUJ, Ememanka promised journalists of continuous support of their actions as he enjoined them to sustain the tempo in publicising Governor Ikpeazu’s giant strides in the Condition.
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