RIVERS STATE COMMISSIONER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, PAULINUS INSIRIM ADVISES MEDIA PRACTITIONERS TO BE CIRCUMSPECT WHILE REPORTING ISSUES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 8, 2021
Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim has advised media practitioners to be more circumspect while reporting issues that could further polarize the country.
Nsirim who gave the advice during a programme tagged “A Day with Radio Rivers organized by the Port Harcourt Comedy Club in commemoration of Radio Rivers Fm at forty at the Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt also admonished media practitioners to be an agenda setter and always exhibit professionalism while discharging their duties
Represented by the Director, Pubic Enlightenment of the Ministry, Celestine Ogolo Nsirim who described forty years of Radio Rivers station as a land mark said the station since its establishment had performed excellently in propagating the ideals of the state government and expressed optimism that the FM Station would in the next few years witness greater productivity and quality touch by the present administration considering the Governor’s infrastructural achievement in the state
He commended the pioneer broadcasters for their achievements and enduring legacies over the years and advised the present crops of media professionals of the station to consolidate on the gains of the pioneers of the FM Station for optimum productivity.
In his welcome address the General Manager of the Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation Sir Sampson Fiberesima emphasized that the FM station since its inception had produced seasoned broadcasters that are manning various Radio Stations across the state.
Sir Fiberesima who described Radio Rivers as the foremost Radio Station East of the Niger, assured that the management under his leadership would continue to ensure that the FM Station regained its right place in line with the vision of the founding fathers.
Earlier, the host and founder of Port Harcourt Comedy Club, Angel D. laff said the programme which was organized by the Port Harcourt Comedy Club in collaboration with Radio Rivers was basically to celebrate pioneers of the station for their sterling contributions in advancing the media industry in the state.
Some of the awardees and pioneers of the Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation in an interview with Radio Rivers Correspondent Francis Golden expressed gratitude to God for the honour done them and urged the State Governor Nyesom Wike to ensure total overhaul of the FM Station as the only image maker of the state government.
Highpoint of the programme was the presentation of an Iconic legacy award to the pioneers of the station for using their legacies to motivate, empower and educate the Nigerian society through Radio Rivers from the 80s.