Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bello Sets Up Kogi Council of Information

By Emmanuel Oladesu


Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday approved the establishment of the Kogi State Council of Information to ensure effective dissemination of information and grassroots sensitisation.

By the establishment, Kogi has become the first state to domesticate the Council.

Briefing reporters in his office, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said the establishment of the Kogi State Council of Information is historic.

“He is the first Governor to bring such a Council to the State level,” he said, affirming that the Governor’s commitment to the Information Sector is “unprecedented.”

Giving further insight into the Council, Fanwo said the establishment of the Council will help build a “beautiful and productive synergy between information managers at both the state and local government levels,” insisting that the Governor has turned Kogi State to “an informed society.”

His words: “Any society that is not informed is dangerous. We cannot afford a situation where our people will continue to wallow in either lack of information or misinformation. We have chosen to tell our own stories.

“It will be impossible to achieve our goals without a firm handshake with information managers at the local government level. The Kogi State Council of Information will herald a new era in information management in the state.

“When you also add that to the Kogi Open Governance and Accountability System that is currently being developed, you will agree with me that no Governor in the history of our state and even our nation has paid more attention to the need for the people to know about what is happening in government like Alhaji Yahaya Bello.”

The Council will be inaugurated soon by the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State.

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