Gov. Emmanuel’s Aide and the newly appointed aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Local Media, Prince Emmanuel Sam has called for synergy between Online Publishers in the State and the State government. He made this call while interacting with members of Coalition of Online Publishers (COOPA) in the State recently. COOPA is the largest body covering all bloggers in Akwa Ibom State.
The meeting which was held at Amity Hotels in Ewet Housing Estate Uyo on Tuesday 2nd July, 2019 had notable online media practitioners in the state present. While speaking, the chancellor of the coalition – Mr. Ifreke Nsewo noted that the office of the SA to the governor on Local Media is not limited to the print and other forms of mass media but covers all media practitioners residing in Akwa Ibom state.
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Mr. Nsewo noted that with notable names in journalism in the state being a part of the coalition it was high time the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Akwa Ibom State Council grant members of the organization an online chapel stressing that online publishing has gained more traction in recent times.
The Chancellor also expressed optimism that the office of the Governor’s aide would bind the relationship between operators in the online community and the state government
In his remarks, Prince Emmanuel Same called for total support from Online media practitioners to Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration through enhanced information dissemination for rapid development of the state.
Prince Sam said it became necessary for him to organize the meeting in recognition of the important role online media practitioners play in the society, particularly as Governor Emmanuel is already into his administration’s “completion agenda.”
“We have to join hands to move Akwa Ibom State forward. I solicit your cooperation as the image of the government lies in the content of your reports” he said.
According to him, Governor Emmanuel’s administration has performed credibly in health, education, road construction, among others. “I want to establish a good relationship with the online publishers and reporters; henceforth you will see many changes” he assured.
Nseowo, who also complained of inconsideration in terms of patronage on state government advertorials in the respective online media platforms operating in the state, requested that the trend be reversed as Prince Sam steps in as Gov. Emmanuel’s Aider on Local Media.
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