ASSEMBLY, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION TO DEEPEN COLLABORATION

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Mr. Gbenga Omotoso

There is a need for improved collaboration between the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Ministry Information and Strategy towards enhancing information management in the State.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, who stated this when members of the House Committee on Information visited the Ministry, noted that the Ministry will continue to efficiently deliver on its mandate.

He said: “The Ministry would continue to work tirelessly to implement the THEMES Plus Agenda of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration through its Agencies”.

 Omotoso, however, stressed the urgent need to upgrade and provide new broadcast equipment for the Ministry’s broadcast agencies.

 “I am making concerted efforts to ensure that the needs of our agencies are met to enhance their capacity going forward”. He noted.

On social media, the Commissioner said the Ministry has always been proactive in making extensive use of the platform to reach out to the people.

“There is, however, always room for better performance”, he added.

In his remarks, the Committee’s Chairman, Hon. Stephen Olukayode Ogundipe described the Ministry as strategic to the State’s progress.

He urged the management to engage with relevant stakeholders to initiate a robust engagement with Lagosians. 

“We need to talk and feel the pulse of the people in this regard. As a Ministry, you must work hand-in-hand with the State-owned information agencies and lead by example”, he said.

While thanking the management of the Ministry for the support and cooperation given to the Commissioner, Ogundipe advised them to sustain the cordial relationship between the Ministry and the House

Also speaking, Hon. Ajayi, Chairman, House Committee on Establishment, noted that there is an urgent need to upgrade the equipment at all state-owned broadcast stations; EKO FM, Lagos Television (LTV), Lagos Traffic Radio and Radio Lagos, for them to function optimally.

Similarly, Hon. Temitope Adewale commended the Ministry for its efforts, calling for better work synergy among stakeholders to solve challenges concerning budgetary allocations.

He added that funding is important, and the House remains committed to delivering quality service to Lagosians.

On his part, Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement, Hon. Ajomale Ladipo urged the Ministry to engage Lagosians more on social media and project programmes and policies of the government positively. 

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olumide Sogunle, while thanking the Committee members for the visit, assured that the Ministry will work with them to achieve the government’s set goals and objectives.

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