Buni to reposition media to meet global information dessimination standards
By Njadvara Musa, Damaturu
The Yobe State government is committed to the repositioning of the State’s Information Sector (YOIS) to ensure that the people are kept abreast with all the recent developments in the media.
Unveiling the media repositioning measures, yesterday (Thursday), in Damaturu, the Commissioner of Information, Abdullahi Bego, disclosed: “The State government through his Ministry, will fully engage the people in the repositioning of the media sector.”
He noted that the repositioning of the media sector; would be in an “honest and respectful” means.
According to him, there would be bond of trust between the State government and the people in rebuilding the state with strength for economic development and growth.
“The State’s information sector has to catch up with the evolving and rapidly changing media landscape for it to make progress,” he said.
Besides, he added that the global media space, is the landscape in which the media operates.
He said that the landscape comprises the physical and virtual spaces, mindsets, technologies and modern equipment that continued to evolve across the globe
Continuing; he noted: “For the YOIS become relevant and justify its existence in the global media, we have to constantly evolve too.
“Right now, we have so much work to do for our state Television and Radio services and the State Printing Corporation (SPC) that are currently operating in the past, with technologies and equipment that seem from antiquity.”
He said that this applies to the Yobe State Television (YTV) and SPC sited along Maiduguri and Gashua roa
The commissioner said he will make efforts to train and retrain workers in the media sector to make them more effective in their work of disseminating information.
He said the trainings are in basic news writing skills and basic grammar and style tips, including how they can create rich media contents that could draw, engage, and retain large media audiences.