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 STRONGER DELTA: State Government To Partner Media To Achieve Vision

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

To propagate and achieve the stronger Delta matra, the state government disclosed that it would enter into marriage with strategic media organizations.

This was confirmed Thursday by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba when he received the management of The Guardian Group led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Habeeb Quadri, on a visit.

Aniagwu lauded The Guardian for its role as the flagship of journalism in Nigeria, saying that the state government would partner the newspaper organisation to publicise its activities, especially as it relates to Stronger Delta.

"The Guardian still remains on top of newspaper publishing in Nigeria and we are glad to have you here on a strategic alliance for the good of our government and your medium.

"Your founder, Mr Alex Ibru, still lives in our mind as an illustrious son of Delta.

"He is an icon and a role model who projected the image of the state in diverse sectors and we are glad that he left a good legacy in The Guardian Group.

"I urge you to use your columns, features and articles to publicise our dear state, Delta, especially as it relates to our Stronger Delta vision and the strategic business and investment opportunities that abound in our state," he said.

Earlier, Quadri said that the visit was to seek areas of cooperation and strategic alliance to market investment opportunities in the state.

He assured of the readiness of the Newspaper to contribute meaningfully to the Stronger Delta vision of the Gov. Okowa-led administration.

Quadri was accompanied on the visit by the Commercial Director, Ms Judith Akatugba; Acting Editor, Dr Paul Onomuakpokpo; Executive Head, Circulation, Mr Ezekiel Omo and Zonal Sales Supervisor, Mr Kevin Ugochukwu.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information, Mr Paul Osahon, witnessed the event.