By Beauty John, LAFIA
The deputy majority leader of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon Daniel Ogazi has charged the state Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, and media outfits operating in the state to educate the public on state and federal government policies and programmes.
Hon Ogazi (APC-Kokona East ) made this call when the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism appeared before the House committee on information, for the assessment of the ministry’s 2020 budget.
According to the lawmaker, doing so will keep the people informed on government activities, thereby, do away with false rumours.
“You have to educate the public on the Federal and State Government policies and programmes especially the various youth empowerment programmes.
Ogazi debunked the rumor on social media that the state government palliatives are hoarded in the army barracks, stating that to the best of his knowledge, Governor Abdullahi A Sule had distributed the palliatives to the most vulnerable households across the 13 local government areas of the state.
“There are rumours going on on social media that the Nasarawa State government palliative is in Army Barracks, and you and I know that such rumours is false and fake.
“To the best of my knowledge, the state government has shared the palliative it has received from the federal government, truck by truck and to all the LGAs.
“Hence the need for you to educate the people on it. I believe you have all the clips and is your responsibility to educate” he added.
On his part, the General Manager, Nasarawa Broacasting Service ( NBS),Barr. Yusuf Musa who led other management staff of the state owned medium to the committee, appreciated the house for supporting the activities of the broadcast outfit, adding that the media outlet will continue to educate the public on such crucial matters.
Earlier, Hon Dogo Shammah, the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism said that the state government is doing what is humanly possible to boost its cultural values and tourism.
He then appreciated the committee for giving adequate attention to the activities of the ministry and called for its sustenance.