person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder June 1, 2018 15:09:20

By Ekene Kwazu/Chris Chikelue

Awka, June 1, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Information Officers have been urged to be proactive in the discharge of their duties to government.

The Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, Mrs Obiageliaku Umeadi said this during her maiden meeting with the officers in field and those in Awka.

Mrs Umeadi while urging information officers to sit up and always take their jobs seriously encouraged them to believe they were working for improvement of mankind.

``You are not just working for Gov. Willie Obiano, but your state and improving our wellbeing.

``Truancy, hate and poor performance in duties will always meet with appropriate divine reward.

``A worker is worthy of his pay and as such anybody not complying may have his salary slashed or stopped to serve as deterrent to others,’’ Umeadi said.

The newly appointed Acting Director, Information, Mr Tony Nweke, enjoined officers to be objective and always send more analytical reports to reflect steady pace of improvements in the state.

Mr Nweke noted that the department required the contribution of every officer and that good performance would be rewarded while poor performance will attract sanctions.

The Special Adviser to Governor Obiano, Mr Tony Nezianya enjoined officers to write quality news stories, worthy of being published in the state government website.

He said that badly written stories would not be accommodated and that enjoined them to always include vital ingredients like datelines in their files. Avoid late and recycled stories.

``There are always new and fresh events and undertakings by the governor, Ministries and paratatal agencies that need to be highlighted for members of the public.’’

The Deputy Director, Information, Mrs Chineze George-Ileka expressed dismay at some officers that could note write good stories.

``Do not always see things from negative perspective. Send in materials that will help to bring about more positive changes in Anambra’’.

She urged them to take their jobs seriously. ``let’s also support and identify with the Information Officers Welfare Association by being financially up to date’’. (MOI)