Anambra State government says its commitment to the welfare of journalists is total.
The State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Mr C. Don Adinuba stated this while receiving the new executive of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Anambra State Council led by its Chairman Mr Chuks Ilozue in his office at the Jerome Udorji State Secretariat complex in Awka.
Staff reporter Njideka Okoye reports that Mr Adinuba described Chief Willie Obiano as press friendly Governor who has equipped the Anambra Broadcasting Service and cleared accumulated pension and gratuity of two State media houses owed them by previous administrations.
Mr Adinuba who noted that Anambra has no comparison in security network, agriculture, education, industrialization, health and attraction of investments, said that the three legacy projects on ground in the State including the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri in Anambra East Local Government Area and the International Conference center in Awka the biggest in Africa are being delivered without borrowing.
Earlier the Chairman of the chapel Mr Ilozue who commended Governor Obiano said they came to receive a fatherly blessing from the information commissioner before the commencement of their activities, assuring readiness to partner the government in achieving its laudable programmes.
In a vote of thanks, Mr Dave Eleke thanked the Commissioner for a warm reception and urged the government to assist them to overcome some of their daunting challenges including an office complex.