Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, has stated that the new year agenda announced by the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, is aimed at making the state safe and healthy for its citizens.
On Tuesdays, Nsirim met with Chief Executives of Rivers State Government-owned media organisations in his office in Port Harcourt and provided the promise.
As a result, the Commissioner urged the State’s media to start a conversation that will enlist the support of individuals who live and do business in Rivers State in order for the State Government to achieve its goals.
“We must use our media houses to make our people not to politicise what the Governor is doing in this direction. Governor Wike means well for Rivers people. It is only a man who has the interest of the people he is governing at heart that will come up with that kind of new year agenda,” he said.
He stated that the media has a responsibility to handle the government’s policies and actions in this regard in such a way that everyone who lives and does business in the state feels the beneficial influence.
“Of course we are all aware that illegal bunkering and artisanal refineries contribute highly to the environmental challenges we are facing with soot in the State. And from the Governor’s new year broadcast, you find that there is a strategic move to end illegal bunkering and artisanal refineries in the State,” he said.
“This meeting is to draw our attention to the fact that we need to play a very prominent role in advocacy, enlightenment and sensitisation of the citizenry to buy into this positive agenda of government. We owe our State that obligation to ensure that the State is safe and healthy so that people whose stock in trade is to always see no good in policies of government are shunned. The people must shun all these naysayers. The people must shun those who are playing to the gallery, those who are looking for cheap popularity and publicity.”
Nsirim urged the media to use their various programmes to start a conversation so that all well-intentioned citizens understand that whatever Governor Wike says and does is in the best interests of the people.
“It should be aggressive. Let it permeate the minds of all those living and doing business in Rivers State that this is what we should all join hands with the government to do,” he said.
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