The Kebbi state government has been called upon to upgrade its media outfits in order to promote its policies and the achievements recorded by the Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu-led administration.
Chairman Kebbi State Emergency Relief Management Agency (KESEMA), Alhaji Sani Dododo, who made the appeal Sunday while speaking at an awards ceremony of excellence for outstanding performance to staff and individuals’ friendly to the State Broadcasting Cooperation (Kebbi Radio), said government needs to have a mouth piece in order to showcase its performance.
He stated that since inception, the present day administration has recorded over three thousand executive council meetings and issues regarding the development of the two media houses, I. e. the Kebbi Radio Cooperation (KBC) and Kebbi Television (KBTV) were severally discussed to the extent that some approvals were given for the award of complete renovation and upgrade of their transmission to cover the whole state.
He said, “Despites all these, the two outfits could not go beyond Birnin Kebbi, thereby serving only the state capital and its environs.”
Dododo noted that the aims and objectives of establishing a media by government is to disseminate information to grassroots, adding that, “Recently, the state government gave scholarship of N450 million for 500 Kebbi indigenes to study abroad but it is not everybody that knew or heard of this development.
“Frankly speaking, we need to improve on this so that we can blow our own trumpet, otherwise, nobody will blow it for us,” he said.