June 13, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Media critical to projecting Soludo’s giant strides – Commissioner

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Anambra State Housing Commissioner, Hon. Pauly Onyeka, has emphasized the importance of using the media to project the achievements of the Governor Chukwuma Soludo-led administration to the people of the state.

The commissioner made the call while receiving the team from CHOFFAN Communication Limited, owners of Blaze and Ijele FM Radio Stations on a courtesy visit at the State Secretariat Complex, Awka.

He noted that the communication gaint, covering about eight states has unique and wonderful contents and style of communication emanating from five different stations across the country, two  of which are located in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, which is his constituency .

“You are not the first to come on this type of visit but yours has a unique benefit because of your wider reach. 

“Equally, I have a personal connection to your station because where your two stations, Ijele and Blaze FM are located is the constituency I represented in 2011 – 2015 as a member of Anambra State House of Assembly,” he noted.

Assuring the ministry and state government’s collaboration, Onyeka outlined Soludo’s multi sectoral achievements in the employment of 5000 teachers with additional 3000 in progress, the One Youth, Two Skills Program which  has disbursed over N2billon in the pilot stage and the Solution Football Club which records success in their engagements.

“Others are the new Onitsha 2 Mega City  that will cover Okpoko, lyiowa to the bank of River Niger, while Awka 2 Mega City covers Agu Awka, Isiagu, Amasea and Ntokor.

According to him, the state government would soon start the Anambra State 10 storey international Hotel near ICC Awka, while PPP arrangement with private developers to construct five different estates to reduce housing  deficit and high housing rents has been  concluded. 

“Also,the new Government House and Lodge  and reconstruction of Commissioners’ Quarters will be completed this year. Over 450km of roads are under construction while Awka fun city is expected to be ready soon. 

Earlier, the Head of Station, Ijele FM, Mr Chu Nwankwo, said the visit was to establish friendship ties with the ministry and see possible ways to project the achievements of Governor Chukwuma Soludo to the grassroots.

He explained that the station has a powerful outreach covering eight states and communicates in three different languages with rich contents that will showcase the state in good light.

Other staff of the communication  station present were the Head of Programs, Ijele FM, Mr Leonard Ona, General Manager, Ijele FM, Mr Ifediora Tagbo, with Ministry of Housing staff among whom are Administrative Assistant to the Commissioner, Eugene Onyewe, Director, Quantity Surveyor, QS Edison Nnamdi, a  senior officer in the ministry,  Bldr.Ikenna Okpalla and the Media Officer, Ekweaga Uzoma.

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