Information Commissioner; Olatunbosun, Broadcast Outfits General Managers In Ekiti Meets, Chat New Course  …pledges readiness for free flow of information


  • By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun has solicited the support of General Managers of broadcasting outfits in the State for efforts of the State Government to ensure free flow of information and all round development of the State.

In a statement made available to TopNewsng, said that Hon. Olatunbosun made the appeal in Ado-Ekiti during a meeting with the General Managers of broadcasting outfits in the State, promised to concentrate on developmental information that would focus on areas of massive potentials of the State without bias to partisan politics.


Assuring that Government would engender free flow of information, Olatunbosun vowed to allow the 4th Estate of the Realm to perform its responsibilities unhindered.

He promised to put in place a symbiotic relationship with the GMs of the radio and television to foster a more media friendly environment.

Responding, the General Manager of Ayoba FM, Mr. Wale Ojo who spoke on behalf of the group promised to work assiduously with the Commissioner with the focus of making the State triumph above her peers in the comity of States.

In a related development, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun has continued consultation and mobilization of stakeholders in the information sector with a vow to reposition the State Ministry of Information towards enhancing efficiency and performance.

Olatunbosun who made the pledge during a meeting with Information Officers in the Ministry, emphasized the need for the officers to rededicate themselves to their duties in view of the crucial roles in effective information management and publicity of Government’s policies and programmes.

Expressing his commitment to the welfare of workers in the sector, Olatunbosun however warned that there would be no room for laziness
and incompetence, stressing that he was enthusiastic about delivering on his task of ensuring free-flow of information about the policies, programmes and activities of Government to the people.

He said as image makers of Government, Information Officers should be proactive and strategic in their thinking and must be able to display competence in the discharge of their duties, adding that they are the primary asset of the Ministry to deliver his mandate.

Olatunbosun stated that the planned reorganization would be carried out without bias but in line with the vision of Governor Biodun Oyebanji and the 6-pillars of the present administration, adding that the professionals in the Ministry would be regularly trained and retrained, duly motivated and optimally engaged.

Assuring the staff of a new dawn in the Ministry where challenges hindering optimal performance of officers would be looked into for possible solutions, he urged them to be ready to make sacrifices and move at an acceptable pace that would boost effectiveness.

Responding on the behalf of the staff, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Femi Adedipe assured the Commissioner of the staff’s cooperation adding that they remained committed to their assignment as image makers and the success of the administration.

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