NUJ leader hails Okorocha … For restructuring Statesman

Media consultant and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Leader, Chief Fidel Onyeneke, has commended the Imo State government for revitalizing Imo Newspapers Ltd, publishers of The Statesman Newspaper.
Chief Onyeneke, who made the commendation in Owerri, said that the reinvigoration o the publishing outfit was a boost to public enlightenment and education in Imo State and beyond.
He recalled that The Statesman once had a reputation of pride in Nigeria but regretted that the media outfit suffered abject neglect, deprivation and abandonment for no just cause.
The Former NUJ chairman advised the government to engage professionals and other qualified personnel to work in the organization in order to restore its lost glory.
Chief Onyeneke called for improved welfare package for the staff so as to enhance their productivity.
He observed that no society or even government can record meaningful development without effective media and urged the state government to give more priority attention to the media houses in other to ensure effective communication between  government and the governed.
The media expert also appealed to the workers of Imo Newspapers to serve with dedication in order to justify the confidence reposed in them by the government.
He urged the government to pay the outstanding pensions and gratuities of the retied staff of Imo Newspapers as a matter of urgency.
Chief Onyeneke called for a special financial allowance for media workers considering the hazards involved in their daily activities.

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