By Okoli Sunday :
Awka, Jan. 14, 2020
(MOI) An 8-Member Committee has been inaugurated to articulate a work plan for
the Information Department of the Ministry of Information and Public
Enlightenment for 2020 to 2021.
which took place during Editorial Board Meeting of the Ministry, was carried
out by Acting Director of Information Department, Mr Anthony Nweke.
He gave the
committee a 2-week deadline to come up with their recommendation.
According to him,
the terms of reference of the committee will include a review of existing
capital estimate as it concerns the Department of Information of the Ministry,
liaising with relevant stakeholders with a view to getting their policy trust
for the year under review as well as align it with the vision and mission of
the State Government.
They are also to
review existing performance level of information officers, in order to identify
and recommend any other assignments
In addition, Mr
Nweke said that the committee will among other things determine long, medium
and short term plans for the department as this has become necessary in order
to work in line with the vision and mission of the present Government.
According to Mr
Nweke, I want the unit more than ever before, be relevant by demonstrating
commitment toward its mandate in exploring opportunities at inundating Ndi
Anambra with the right information, such that fake and unverifiable news will
``I have carefully
chosen members from the relevant sectors – senior members of the editorial
board, representatives from Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as
representatives from Local Government sectors.’’
The Committee has
Mr Uzoma Ekweaga, a top Officer in the Ministry as its Chairman; to be assisted
by Mrs Chinyere Ogbuagu as Vice-Chairman.
Mrs Grace Onwukwe
would serve as Secretary, while Mr Okoli Sunday will function as the Assistant
Other members of
the committee are Mrs Regina Igwebuike, Mrs Judith Anigbogu, Rev. Uzo Ugwunze
and Mr David Okpala.
In his acceptance
speech, Chairman of the committee Mr Ekweaga thanked the department for finding
the committee members worthy to serve.
``We shall strive
to come out with the best results with strict adherence to terms and references
given to us.’’ (MOI)