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Media, driving force for advancement of democracy – Gov Ugwuanyi

By The Citizen
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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said yesterday that media

organizations in any clime are instruments for the advancement of

good governance and democracy.
Speaking during the official opening of Urban Radio 94.5 FM  Enugu, a

private media outfit, Gov Ugwuanyi noted that its establishment  was a

welcome development which  came at a time when the state government

was making frantic efforts to attract more investments to the state.

He also stated that the station would enhance present government

efforts to ensure greater awareness, cooperation and participation of

the citizens in the activities and programmes of the present

administration in the state.
While commending the management of the new station for its vision in

establishing the outfit in Enugu, the governor emphasized the

importance of the media in the development of the society, saying that

no democracy could enjoy appreciable progress in the absence of

vibrant media and communication establishments.
He, therefore, urged the organization to ensure that it contributes

its due quota to the current efforts by his administration to bring

about rapid and sustainable development to the state through promotion

of issues and values that would engender development, social justice,

security as well as peace and unity in the state and the nation at

large.
Governor Ugwuanyi who promised that the government would partner and

cooperate with the station in the effective discharge of its duties

for the benefit of the society, disclosed that his administration had

endeavored to cultivate and maintain a cordial working relationship

with journalists and media organizations.
Earlier in his welcome address, the chairman of Urban Radio, Engr.

Chike Madueke, thanked the governor for his show of solidarity and

support towards the fulfillment of his dream to contribute in the

socio economic development of the society through the media.

He pointed out that the project was in keeping with the vision of the

state government to woo investors and collaborate with the private

sector to promote economic advancement as was evidenced during the

recent Enugu State Investment Summit, noting that their programmes

will focus on encouraging institutional development and growth in the

state with a view to building Enugu State as the investment

destination in the Eastern Region.