MANAGEMENT and staffers of National Light Newspapers, Awka, Anambra state held her first meeting in 2018, after the Christmas and new year break. The meeting revealed plans the government have towards the organization.
By Chigozie Anueyiagu
Speaking during the event, the Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief of the organization, Sir Chuka Nnabuife expressed his gratitude to the staffers of the organization for making 2017 a productive year for the organization. “2017 was a productive year, one of the reasons why it was productive was because we started our Igbo publication (Ka O Di Taa) in august 2017 and our paper is the only paper with Igbo publication for now moreover we published nothing less than 46 publication last year.”
Nnabuife also charged his staffers that he expects more from every department in the office, he expressed dis-satisfaction concerning the poor involvement of the organization on social media, “ a lot of people in and outside Nigeria are interested in our Igbo publication ‘Ka O Di Taa’ and the best way to deliver it is on our website therefore our website must be functional.”
He further encouraged every journalist to use their phones, computers to send materials to the website of the organization in other to beat deadlines and keep the consumers of the publication updated regardless of time.
Sir Nnabuife seized the opportunity to thank the governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willlie .M. Obiano for making his tenure splendid by paying workers salaries and retirees pension.
He also reminded the organization of the governor’s promise towards the revamp and reposition of the organization, “on several occasions our Governor as promised to focus on our organization this year just as he did in ABS last year, but if we don’t help ourselves how will he help us” he stated, he also hinted the organization on a possible increase in subvention, he further promise to remind the governor of his promise towards the interest of the organization.
However, He also expressed disgust over some staffers who do not take their work seriously thereby engaging in moonlighting and discouraging others, “some of our staffers are engaged in works outside this office and forfeiting their jobs here and they still collect salaries from this organization, all those acts are going to stop this year” he stated.
Nnabuife went on further to reveal that he plans to raise the disciplinary bar high to curb laziness and negligence amongst workers in the organization.