The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule, says the media has a huge role to play in ensuring good governance in Nigeria.
Adebule spoke at an event organised by the Lagos Information Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Lagos, a statement said on Sunday. The statement quoted the deputy governor as saying any government that wanted acceptability must make effective and prompt information available to the people.
Adebule who was represented by the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of District 1, Dr Abiose Ayandele, noted that information managers in the state had been professional in the dissemination of information about policies and programmes of the government to the citizenry.
She said, “The state information managers do not only excel in the propagation of the state government’s activities, they are also good at agenda setting.
“The Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration is committed to improving the welfare of Lagos residents through infrastructure provision. We are sure that our information managers will maintain the practice of reporting government activities promptly.”
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said intellectually-motivated and thought-provoking gatherings must be encouraged, noting that such events were important to any nation that was desirous of greatness.
Ayorinde, who was represented by the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Toro Oladapo, said, “In reality, the success of a government is not felt except through strategic communication, which is where members of the Lagos NUJ deserve commendation.”