By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Hon Abdullahi Bego, has taken over the mantle of leadership to stir the affairs of the Ministry.
Speaking at the handing and taking over ceremony, the Commissioner disclosed that the present administration under Governor Mai Mala Buni, in realization of the need to position the Information sector of the state for optimum benefit of the people in the state.
The era of propaganda, misinformation and disinformation, according to him is over, as all hands must be on deck, work as a team, and support the good intention of the government by ensuring adequate coverage and dissemination of the right information, digestible by the common man.
Bego who noted the very huge task ahead, says the challenges are surmountable with the collaborative effort of the entire management of the ministry and the unflinching support from the Governor, who is keenly interested in changing the narrative of under reportage of Government Policies and program in the state.
He disclosed that all the agencies of the ministry will have a fair share of upliftment in order to make meet up to global trend.
“We shall train and retain information officers to build their capacity, pursue the digitization of the state Television, widen the Radio coverage and draft state policy for social media”.
Problems affecting The Arts and Culture as well as the state Printing Commission, the commissioner promised, will be looked at in order to get all the arms of informing and educating the people efficiently performing.
While handing over the affairs of the ministry to the new commissioner, the overseeing Permanent secretary Ministry of Information, Alh Kashim Tijjani Kalli described the appointment of Hon Abdullahi Bego as Information commissioner as a round peg in a round hole.
He enumerated the achievements of the ministry since his coming as an overseer, adding that Ministry can perform better when provided all necessary support and team work.
“On behalf of the ministry, I pledge to work as a family for the attainment of the desired goal, for the overall benefit of the state and in line with the Governor’s policies and programs.”
The Permsec thanked the state Governor Hon Mai Mala Buni for the foresight and support given the Ministry while seeking for a deliberate funding opportunity for the ministry to move ahead.