Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has urged government agencies to patronise the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the coverage of their activities with a view to popularising government programme and actions.
According to Hadiza, government activities and actions to better the lives of the citizenries can be better appreciated if they are accorded sufficient publicity, which could be achieved through the NTA.
Speaking in her office in Lagos yesterday when she received the audience of the Management of NTA Lagos Network Center, the Managing Director reasoned that the NTA stand a chance to widely propagate government activities and action considering its widest and coverage.
The Managing Director explained that it is only when the populate are better informed of government activities and programmes that corrupt practises can be checked and transparency entrenched in the system.
She said since her assumption into office she has made it a priority to educate and inform stakeholders on the Port reform of the government and the essence of attaining the blue economy by the nation.
Hadiza who endorsed the request for a collaboration between the NTA Lagos Network Center and the NPA, expressed optimism that such a mutual partnership will enable the general public, especially stakeholders and port users appreciate the efforts of the Management to reposition the nation’s seaports for efficient and effective service.
Earlier, the head of the NTA Lagos Network Center, Alhaji Lawal Ahmed who led the delegation had told the Managing Director that government agencies should avail themselves to the services of the Authority.
He said, now that the station is both on DSTV and GOTV channels, it has enabled its viewers and clients a wider reach and implored the NPA Management to take advantage of its services.
Meanwhile, the NPA Managing Director has assured the Management of Daily Telegraph Publishing Company Limited of a cordial business relation, for the mutual benefit of the two parties.
Receiving a delegation from the publishing company, led by their Managing Director, Funke Egbemode during a courtesy call, Hadiza Bala Usman stressed for the need government agencies support private enterprises who also contribute to employment of labour in the economy.
Funke Egbemode who had earlier commended the Management style of Hadiza Bala Usman and its strides in nation’s Maritime sector, suggested a robust business partnership between her Company and the NPA, especially in the areas of special projects, advertisements and on-line publication.
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