Ben Dunno, Warri
Delta State government has reaffirmed its commitment to injecting modern technologies and expertise that would ensure its broadcast stations compete favourably with other well-established media houses in the country.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who disclosed this during his tour of Delta Rainbow Station (DRTV) in Warri, said the Okowa’s government would not compromise anything for professionalism in making the state-owned broadcast stations impactful.
The commissioner who held a meeting with the management and staff of the stations shortly after his inspections of their equipment and facilities, assured that the challenges observed, in terms of content, personnel training, obsolete equipment and dilapidated buildings, would be addressed in due course.
According to him, “there is a need for a reorientation of staff to ensure that they key into our drive to prevent our state-owned broadcast outfits to compete effectively with other stations.
“My visit today is to have first-hand knowledge of the issues affecting your operations with a view to finding a sustainable solution to the challenges.
“We have identified the challenges facing the stations and we will do our part as a government to rebrand the stations for the benefit of our people who deserve better.
“As state-broadcast stations, we should be well equipped and positioned to report appropriately the giant strides being recorded by the state government.
“You know our governor is referred to as the ‘Road Master’ and ‘Sports Master’ because of the giant strides he recorded in those sectors, that is what we intend to re-enact here as the ‘Broadcast Master.’
“We will start by changing the mindset of our staff because I’m impressed with the quality of people I met today; we need them to tell the world the story of the revolution in terms of infrastructure across the length and breadth of the Delta state,” he added
Acting General-Manager, DRTV, Warri, Pastor Malcolm Oteri, and General-Manager, DBS, Asaba, Lady Evelyn Binitie, each thanked the commissioner for the visit and assured him of the cooperation of the management and staff of the stations towards the rebranding of the stations.