- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has pleaded with all Nigerians to support the Acting President Yemi Osibanjo
- He said for the days he has been in acting capacity he has made much impact in Nigeria
- He said Nigeria is presently in a trying period but all Nigerians should put hands on deck to make the country come out of its present state
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has called on Nigerians to support Acting President Yemi Osibanjo so as to ensure a more united and peaceful nation.
The governor made the call on Friday in Asaba during the commissioning of a private broadcast radio station, Bridge Radio 98.7 FM.
NAIJ.com reports that Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, accompanied by some of his aides, attended the commissioning exercise.
According to Okowa: "Acting President Yemi Osibanjo within the last few days has been working tirelessly to unite us as a nation and we need to support him in whatever ways we can.
"Information is power, that is why we are happy that this station is coming on air this time in our nation's history; information is power when you disseminate the right information, because a misinformed man is dangerous to the society.
“We should properly educate our people for us to have a more united country, the press can make or mar this nation depending on what voices that connect the people."
While stating that people should be allowed to speak freely, Governor Okowa said: "Even when the people are allowed to speak freely, such speeches should be tailored to unite us as a nation rather than destroy our country, because, we are in trying times as a nation.
“We are in recession and there are different ethnic groups speaking with different voices that do not tend to unite us as a people."
The governor, who was accompanied to the commissioning exercise by the member representing Ika federal constituency in the national assembly, Victor Nwokolo and other government functionaries, used the occasion to charge the media to mould a better society, stating that the media should be a veritable vessel to curb cultism and drug abuse.
He disclosed that his administration, apart from empowering Deltans to be self-sufficient, has also provided the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, assuring that the state will continue to be an investors' haven.
Edo state governor in a brief speech, said communication is very vital for a better society to be achieved, stating: "It is so important that our media houses adopt global technology standards and that is what we are witnessing here.
“We are very glad that this is happening because, you are going to use this medium to inspire a new generation of people; I have no doubt that is going to be a successful venture."
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Radio, Dr Henry Nzekwu had in a welcome speech, said the station will offer quality broadcast to Nigerians, adding that the station is designed to provide a voice for the people through quality programming and world class technology.
He commended Governor Okowa's administration for providing the enabling environment for investment to thrive in the state, assuring that the station will continue to partner government to ensure a progressive and peaceful state.
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