Commends improvements in National Light newspapers
ANAMBRA State Governor, Willie Obiano, has commended the pace of development in Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC) during a working visit he made to the corporation yesterday.
The governor, who arrived the corporation’s premises in the company of the Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba and other top functionaries from the Ministry of Information, expressed happiness with the obvious improvements at the state-owned media orginastion despite noticeable inadequacies the establishment had faced over a very long time.
“I came to see for myself, the improvements you’ve made with National Light Newspapers. I must confess that most of the things you have here are antiquated, and coming here today gives me proper exposure to see things for myself. The operating machines which are about 40 years old and abandoned for a long time can now be fixed to work. I am happy to learn that you have managed to work with the little resources you have. I am also happy to find out that the pensioners that were owed for 25 years have been paid. I understand they are yet to be included in the new scheme. This should be done for smooth exercise.”
He urged the chief executive officer of National Light and the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba to articulate the needs of National Light and forward to him to ensure that the organisation gets what it deserves for improved services.
“I can see a lot of things require fixing here and I encourage the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment and the Managing Director, National Light Newspapers to articulate the needs of the organisation, so that we will fix it, Dr Obiano said.”
He commended the efforts of the management and staff of ANPC, noting their resilience and dedication to service.
The governor however warned that those who make no contributions to the progress of the organisation will be shown the way out. “I want to thank all of you for being dedicated to duties in accordance with the ethics of civil service. I want to encourage you to do more. For those who are not willing to work, we will let them go and work with the people that are willing to do so,” he emphasised.
He urged the organisation to continue to work with the facilities on ground so far, promising that the needed change will come.
The governor, who was received by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ANPC, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, members of the management and staff as well as pensioners who retire from the organisation, was conducted around the premises for an on-the-spot assessment of activities at the corporation.
According to Nnabuife, “it is a landmark in the history to ANPC because it is an august visit. The Governor has shown and has continued to show to Ndị Anambra that his government is very inclusive and keen on agencies of the people’s heritage and government’s legacy.”
He emphasised the vital roles printed documentation play in government’s programmes and preservation of regime’s legacy, which the newspaper is a veritable tool for, as well as in the process of keeping the masses in constant touch with the state at all times.