Ifeanyi Okowa the Governor of Delta State, has called on the media and Nigerians to support the acting President Yemi Osibanjo in ensuring there is a more united, peaceful Nigeria.
The Governor, who made the call Friday in Asaba during the commissioning of a private broadcast station, Bridge Radio 98.7 FM, was accompanied by Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
According to the Governor, “the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo within the last few days, has been working tirelessly to unite us as a nation and we need to support him in whatever ways that we can.
“Information is power; that is why we are happy that this station is coming on air this time in our nation’s history. Information is power when you disseminate the right information because a misinformed man is dangerous to the society,” Governor Okowa said.
Governor Okowa admitted that much as it is desirable for people to exercise freedom of speech, “even when the people are allowed to speak freely, such speeches should be tailored to unite us as a nation rather than destroy our country, because, we are in trying times as a nation, we are in recession and there are different ethnic groups speaking with different voices that does not tend to unite us as a people.”
He disclosed that his administration apart from empowering Deltans to be self-sufficient, has also provided the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, assuring that the state will continue to be an investors’ haven.
Also in his remark, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said communication is very vital for a better society to be achieved, adding “it is so important that our media houses adopt global technology standards and that is what we are witnessing here. We are very glad that this is happening because, you are going to use this medium to inspire a new generation of people”.
Earlier in his welcome, the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Radio, Dr Henry Nzekwu said the station will offer quality broadcast to Nigerians, adding that the station is designed to provide a voice for the people through quality programming and world class technology.