Kogi State Government has said that conscious efforts being to enable the state join the league of the New World in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
“We have a burning desire to join the league of New World in terms of ICT”, averred the Director General of Kogi State Bureau of Information Services and Grassroots Sensitisation, Mr. Abdukarim Abdulmalik, when he received the Kogi State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts in his office.
The Director-General, who observed the modern trend in digitisation, said Kogi State would take a lead in the process.
He disclosed that the on-line radio platform of the State Broadcasting Corporation was at a high level of completion and listeners all over the world would soon be able to tune to the station from their different locations.
While being optimistic of the Bureau’s better performance in capital projects in the current year, he said the State booster stations would be repositioned to give the people of the State a more befitting information institution.
Speaking on capital projects executed in the information sector of the state in 2018, Mr. Abdulmalik disclosed that the State Government procured a 150KVA Generating set and a Studio Link for Radio Kogi, thus, averting the hardship of uphill transmission which had been a major problem of the Corporation before the present administration in the State came on board.
He said the present government is also working on the rehabilitation of radio house on Mt. Patti while the construction of an office complex for the State Publishing Corporation is currently ongoing.
Earlier, the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed explained that the visit was in fulfillment of the statutory responsibility of the Committee in ensuring the maintenance of accurate public accounting system in the state.
While lauding the Bureau on good record keeping, the Chairman advised the management of the Bureau to keep up the exemplary legacy; saying the Information Ministry is key to development, especially at the grassroots.
The Director of Information Services, Mr. Bayo Ilori, commended the State Government for putting in place a machinery of accountability in its public sector.
He assured the Committee that the Bureau would always live up to its responsibility of maintaining a clean slate in all its transactions.
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