In a bid to ensure enhanced productivity on the part of artists working in Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, Delta State Information Commissioner, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has directed the immediate upward review of the monthly stipend paid to artists serving in the station.
The Commissioner gave the directive today during a meeting with the management and staff of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba .
Mr. Aniagwu stated that after careful review of the stipends paid to that category of staff, it became pertinent to increase the stipend so as to encourage them to work harder as well as ensure that they got what may be conversant with realities of the day.
Speaking further, the Commissioner charged the staff to be more innovative in the generation of content to be aired by the station saying, if the program is good, adverts based on program adjacency will be more. He enjoined staff to borrow a leaf from the bigger stations and incorporate it into the day to day running of the station in order for them to achieve tangible results.
On the working environment, Mr. Aniagwu stated that work is already going on to give the environment the desired look noting that the place is being restructured both inside and outside to ensure that the working environment was conducive for all.
The Commissioner responding to the complaint of lack of adequate staff directed that staff audit be carried out so as to determine the area of need since this will enable the Ministry advice the Government properly but warned that Government will no longer tolerate indiscipline among the staff that abandon their duty posts for private engagements.
On his part, the Board Chairman of the outfit, Mr. Felix Ufou, while commending the Governor of the State Senator Dr. Ifeany Arthur Okowa for appointing a thoroughbred journalist in the person of Hon. Charles Aniagwu as the Commissioner for Information stated that the Board will continue to build on the existing cordial relationship between the Ministry and DBS, Asaba in order to achieve the core mandate of the Broadcasting Station.
Also speaking, the General Manager of the station, Lady Evelyn Binitie, thanked the commissioner for his gesture and advice, while promising on behalf of the staff that they would put his advice into action and be more diligent in their work.