MAKE UNITY WATCHWORD SAYS ANAMBRA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER
By Francis Igboemeka /Grace Onwukwe
Awka, May 25, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba says the spirit of oneness and solidarity must be paramount for success to thrive in all our endeavours.
Mr Adinuba said this on May 24 in his office at Awka when the Executive Committee, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State council paid him a courtesy visit.
Adinuba said that the governor was not happy when he heard that one of his directors was having misunderstanding with the state council.
The commission, then, solicited `the spirit of live and let live’ to prevail.
``There is a new spirit in Anambra State, the spirit of solidarity, the spirit of togetherness and unity.’’
According to him this is exemplified during Gov. Willie Obiano’s inauguration, where people turned out en masse in spite of their different political persuasions; they rallied to be part of the celebration.
``The spirit of solidarity, the spirit of oneness must be held high and must be reflected in everything we do including the NUJ.
``The wind of convivial atmosphere we see today is good and we will want it to continue,’’ Adinuba admonished.
The commissioner, then, informed the executive that Gov. Obiano had since released funds for this year’s NUJ Media Summit and promised to support and participate in the summit.
Earlier, the Anambra State Chairman of the NUJ, Mr Emma Ifesinachi informed the commissioner of the forthcoming media summit and solicited his support.
Ifesinachi said that the summit, which would be held over two days would run from June 7 to June 8 with a theme: ``The Role of Media In Promoting Good Governance’’.
``We are here to formally tell you that we are ready for the summit and we need your support.
``We need your encouragement to make a success out of the event,’’ Ifesinachi said.
The chairman said that journalist in the south east state and other parts of the federation were expected to be in Awka for the event.
He announced that Information Commissioner would be `a Special Guest of Honour’ during the occasion.
The secretary of the council, Mr Emma Udeagha said that part of the summit was to support what Gov. Obiano had been doing in the state.
``I want to say that this union will continue to support the Governor’s development activities.’’
Mr Udegha commended the commissioner for the maturity he had shown so far, noting he had yet to see any commissioner that had been as functional as the present Information commissioner.
``I can boldly say that so far, you remain the best.’’
The councils scribe said that he could not in any way undermine any person from Information Ministry, since bulk of their support came from the ministry.
The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Obiageliaku Umeadi urged the council to make peace their watch word.
She pleaded for a spirit of oneness to reign among the union and its affiliates.
The Ag Director, Information, Mr Tony Nweke re-assured the visitors that the ministry would continue to support all interest groups in the state of which NUJ was one.
Nweke, who is also Chairman Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment Chapel of NUJ, noted that he was not happy that the chapel was not being carried along in the council’s affairs.
He pledged his loyalty to the council and
urged that effort should be made to concretise the peace initiative created by
the meeting. (MOI)