Delta State’s Information Commissioner, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has called for collaboration between bosses and their subordinates in the Ministry, saying that being at the helm of affairs of an organisation should not becloud one’s sense of humility and symbiotic relationship with subordinates.
Mr Aniagwu made this call during a brief celebration held in the Ministry of Information’s headquarters, to mark his one year in office as the Commissioner for Information.
Speaking at the occasion, the commissioner thanked the entire staff and management of the Ministry as well as those in the parastatals under the supervision of the Ministry for giving him the support to record some levels of achievement for which he was being celebrated, but however observed that there was still much to be done towards the actualisation of his aspirations for a better information management in the state.
He further maintained that though the COVID-19 pandemic had slowed down the pace of development in the state, particularly in the information sub-sector of the state economy, the agovernment was not resting on its oars and as such neither should the Ministry relax in the delivery of its mandate.
According to him, there was the need to continuously monitor and evaluate the sectoral development of the MDAs in the state by the ministry and disseminate same to the public towards creating the much-needed interface between the state government and the public.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Paul Osahor, extolled the exceptional managerial capacity of the commissioner, saying that Mr. Aniagwu’s humility and accessibility had endeared him to the staff.
He commended the commissioner for his professionalism in the repositioning of the state-owned newspaper outfit, The Pointer, for optimal productivity and wished him a long stay as the Commissioner for Information to enable him reposition the other state-owned media outfits in the state for effective information gathering and dissemination.
The PS maintained that Mr Aniagwu was a man of high integrity who employed the limited resources at his disposal to turn around situations for the benefit of those working with him, noting that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, made the right choice in appointing him as the Commissioner for Information.
Others who poured encomiums on the Commissioner during the occasion were the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Media, Mr Nduka Omodon; the Director of Information, Mr Dona Obuseh; the General Managers of The Pointer Newspapers, Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba and Warri, Mr Monday Uwagwu, Lady Evelyn Binite and Mr Malcolm Oteri respectively.