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The Executive Assistant, Directorate of Orientation, Delta State, Barrister Eugene Azuka Uzum has described the senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa-led governmet as a focused, process-driven and people-oriented government irrevocably committed to listening to the voice of Deltans to positively advance their course.
Barrister Eugene Uzum made this known today, friday, July 22, 2016 during the rounding up ceremony of the 3-day seminal /Workshop organised by the Directorate, for public relation officers attached to MDAs and PEO’s in the 25 LGAs in the state at the Directorate’s secretariat, Asaba .
Speaking at the interactive /question and answer session at the seminar with the theme, ” ENHANCING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT THROUGH ORIENTATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY’, the Executive Assistant said the place of adequate information dissemination in nation building can neither be over emphasised nor oversaid. According to him, it brings information about government policies and programmes to the doorstep of the people especially the grassroot.
Fielding questions from information officers at the seminar / Workshop, Barrister Eugene Uzum said information and government are inseparable which help to synergise government policies/programmes and feedback from Deltans, especially now that the state have a listening governor poised to meeting the yearnings of the people.
While answering a question thrown at him on the need for professionalism in journalism to checkmate the excesses of social media users, as well as the need to enact a law to regulate it, Barrister Eugene Uzum said professionalism is an indispensable and paramount key in journalism but that enacting a law to regulate the Social media is almost impossible for now. He further stated that one of the reasons why regulation is difficult is because there’s no technology to decode individuals who use pseudo names (avarta ) to write rubbish and upload dirty pictures and videos.
In his words, putting up a regulation has posed a problem even to those who created the social media, hence it will be difficult to enforce and for that singular reason should be managed in a manner that will distinguish professionalism from quacks in reportage and posts.
Describing the social media as a draconia, mountain and a bride said in spite of the excesses of some persons on the cyberspace, it also has an advantage of enabling the people speak out on issues bothering on the way they want to be governed.
On why the bill to regulate the reckless use of the social media hanging before the National Assembly didn’t see the light of the day, the Executive Assistant said though there are regulations to some extent but because of political patronage and mischief attached to it, the bill couldn’t fly.
Barrister Eugene Uzum who implored everyone to be patient and to support senator Okowa’s S.M.A.R.T agenda concluded by saying that information officers owe the state a duty to promote the government and make constructive criticisms and suggestions necessary to move the state forward as Dr. Okowa is a listening governor who is focused, process-driven and people-oriented.
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