Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has asked members of the Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN) in the state to brand and package their publications in their own interest and for the general good of the state.
Ukah made the call when a delegation of community newspaper publishers paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Asaba on Tuesday (11/04/2017).
He said he was aware of the critical role they could play in information dissemination and challenged the publishers never to relent in their duties.
He tasked the publishers to have a good statistics of the frequency of their publications and their scope of circulation.
While calling on the publishers to support the state governor in fulfilling his campaign promises to Deltans, the Commissioner pointed out that the current administration was accountable and prudent in the management of available scarce resources.
The Convener of the body, Comrade Prince Orhomonokpaye, said the visit was to draw the community newspaper publishers closer to the Information Commissioner.
Comrade Orhomonokpaye, who lauded Mr. Ukah for his rapport with community newspaper publishers, stressed that the group was glad to have played a critical role, through its grassroots information dispensation, in ensuring the victory of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the last governorship election.
The group later presented a birthday gift to the Commissioner for Information in commemoration of his birthday which he celebrated on Monday.