By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Ondo State House of Assembly is to collaborate with the state Ministry of Information in order to facilitate a rancor-free information dissemination process.
This came to the fore when members of the House Committee paid an oversight visit to the ministry.
The members led by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Akogun Olugbenga Omole noted that the Ministry of Information is the mouthpiece of the three arms of government hence the need to ensure accurate and unblemished information dissemination.
The lawmakers observed that dissemination of information should not generate division between the arms of government but should rather cement a good rapport that would serve the interest of the people and not generate any crisis.
While commending the Information Commissioner for his efforts so far in the management of information especially the prompt and accurate reportage of the COVID-19 occurrence in the state, the lawmakers enjoined him to do more especially in this period of electioneering, in order to strike a balance and stabilise the system.
The lawmakers enjoined the Commissioner to embrace more of the new media in view of its immense benefits.
While welcoming the lawmakers, the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo commended them for the robust relationship that had existed between the legislative and executive arms of government, a development which he said has made his work easier.
He solicited assistance of the Assembly in overcoming the acute problem confronting the information organ of the state.
The commissioner said this is very paramount in view of the enormous task ahead this electioneering year.
Ojogo who commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for being media friendly pledged the support of his team.
Other members of the information committee who embarked on the visit are ,Toluwani Borokini, Vice Chairman,Prince Abayomi Akinruntan, Dr Adeyemi Olayemi, Samuel Edamisan, and Dr Abiodun Faleye.