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Kwara Govt unveils plan to transform state-owned media



Following the ongoing reformation of Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRasaq’s administration in the State, the Kwara State Government has unveiled plans to transform the state-owned media houses into primary source of news in the state henceforth.

The state Commissioner for Communications, Hon Bolanle Olukoju disclosed this, while featuring on a live radio program, “The Platform,” on Midland FM of Radio Kwara, Ilorin today.

According to Olukoju, plans are already in place, to elevate state-owned media houses, to become foremost providers of information on government activities in the state, for others to fetch their news.

“We are dedicated to enhancing the credibility and ensuring the timely reporting of government activities through the state-owned media houses, in order to make them primary source of news, in the state, with the aim of making news from these platforms factual and timely,” Olukoju stressed.

Addressing challenges and prospects of media houses in the state, Olukoju shared insights gained from her recent tour of the state owned medium, emphasizing that efforts are underway to overcome these challenges.

In addition, the Commissioner discussed several other key issues, including her assurance of prompt reporting of events by Press Secretaries and collaboration with Correspondent Chapel, to broaden their horizons as well as news coverage.

During the phone in session, Hon. Olukoju responded to a caller’s question about combating fake news, by first acknowledging to difficulties of eradicating fake news in entirety, but assured the public of government’s commitments to minimize its impact.

…Olukoju Calls for Synergy Among Ministries.

In a related development, the Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju has called for synergy among ministries, to working together, in order to achieve their shared vision for better Kwarans and the state at large.

Olukoju who joined her counterparts from Ministries of Health and Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Amina Ahmed E-l Imam and Hon. Aliyu Kora Sabi, for a Mid-term review of the state’s Multi-Sectoral action plan for food and nutrition, organized by the Planning and Economic Development ministry, in her goodwill message highlighted the significance of state government’s dedication to addressing critical food and nutrition issues in the Kwara State.

Hon. Olukoju commended the hard work and dedication of stakeholders who have contributed immensely to the success of government initiatives, encouraging them to all “get involved in collaborating, innovating and striving for excellence, to ensure that our Multi-Sectoral plan remains a dynamic force for positive change, not only in addressing food and nutrition issues but also in achieving our broader development goals.” She concluded.

Ahmed, Abeeb Oredunni
Press Secretary

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