By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The Ondo State House of Assembly is to collaborate with the State Ministry of Information and Signage and Advertisement Agency in order to facilitate a rancour free information dissemination process.
This came to the fore when members of the House Committee paid an oversight visit to the Ministry and the Agency in Akure.
The Members led by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Olugbenga Omole noted that Ministry of Information is the mouthpiece of government hence the need to continue to ensure accurate Information dissemination.
They observed that the Ministry is very strategic to the image of government and has a key role to play in the REDEEMED agenda of the present administration urging the Management to continue to deliver on its mandate.
While commending the Information Commissioner and the Management of the Ministry for their efforts the lawmakers enjoined them to do more especially in the period of the electioneering campaign, in order to strike a balance and stabilise the system.
They congratulated the Commissioner on her appointment and secondment to the Ministry, saying her qualifications and pedigree speaks volume.
While welcoming the Lawmakers, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Olateju Ademola commended the robust relationship that had existed between the legislative and executive arms of government, assuring that the Ministry would continue to conform with the dictates of its mandate.
The Commissioner said that the Ministry is working on how best to project the image of government through information dissemination, especially as the Country goes into the electioneering campaign.
The Commissioner informed that the Ministry will soon visit the three Senatorial Districts of the State to get feedback from the people on the programmes and activities of government.
At the Signage and Advertisement Agency, the lawmakers commended the Management for a job well done, charged them to do more in driving the revenue of the State.
The Committee promised to give legislative supports where necessary to make the Agency more functional and independent.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Agency, Akinwande Akinrodoye while reeling out the activities and challenges, informed that the Agency has been working hard to surpass its targets.
He hinted that what the Agency generated as at August this year in terms of revenue surpasses that of last year and therefore sought for the support of the Lawmakers in fast-tracking funds to purchase more working tools to enhance their activities.