Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his Edo State Counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, have implored Media Organizations to promote Unity in the Country highlighting that the Media is essential in building a better society.
The Governors stated this on Friday, June 23, 2017 during the commissioning of a private broadcast station, Bridge Radio 98.7 FM in Asaba.
Host Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa stated that information is power, noting that the Media is a veritable vessel to foster unity in the country. “Information is power, that is why we are happy that this station is coming on air this time in our nation’s history; information is power when you disseminate the right information because a misinformed man is dangerous to the society.”
“We should properly educate our people for us to have a more united country, the press can make or mar this nation depending on what voices that connects the people,” Okowa added.
While stating that the people should be allowed to speak freely, Governor Okowa asserted, “even when the people are allowed to speak freely, such speeches should be tailored to unite us as a nation rather than destroy our country, because, we are in trying times as a nation, we are in recession and there are different ethnic groups speaking with different voices that does not tend to unite us as a people.”
He disclosed that his administration apart from empowering Deltans to be self-sufficient, has also, provided the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, assuring that the state will continue to be an investors’ haven.
In his speech, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki said communication is very vital for a better society to be achieved, stating, “it is so important that our media houses adopt global technology standards and that is what we are witnessing here; we are very glad that this is happening because, you are going to use this medium to inspire a new generation of people; I have no doubt that is is going to be a successful venture.”
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Radio, Dr. Henry Nzekwu had in a welcome said the station will offer quality broadcast to Nigerians, adding that the station is designed to provide a voice for the people through quality programming and world class technology.
He commended Governor Okowa’s administration for providing the enabling environment for investment to thrive in the state, assuring that the station will continue to partner government to ensure a progressive and peaceful state.