Delta commissioner tasks journalists on facts, balancing of stories


By Anastacia Eluwa, Asaba

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza on Wednesday advised journalists to always verify and balance their stories before publishing.

The commissioner gave the advice when he received on courtesy visit the executives and members of the Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Asaba.

He said that the Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori administration had already hit the ground with developmental projects, policies and programmes, adding that the government would partner the media to showcase the success stories.

He said that his doors were open for the journalists to clear their doubts and to crosscheck any information about the government on any issue.

According to him, the Government of Gov. Oborevwori is on track and has started on an impressive note.

“This administration is committed to implementing policies and programmes as contained in the M.O.R.E Agenda.”

Osuoza noted that his ministry was ready to ensure that the state government projects, polices and programmes were not underreported, adding that journalists in the state would be instrumental to achieving that set goals.

He said that partnering the media, especially the Correspondents’ would help to disseminate information regarding activities, programmes and projects of the administration.

Earlier, the Chairman, Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ, Comrade Ifeanyi Olannye commiserated with the Commissioner over the demise of his father.

He also lauded Gov. Oborevwori for finding Dr Osuoza worthy of the appointment as the Commissioner for Information while describing Osuoza as a perfect fit for the job.