OWERRI – Mr Chidi Ibe, the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy on Friday urged the media to uphold ethics in covering the activities of the 2015 general elections.
Ibe made the call when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Correspondents Chapel of Imo State NUJ in Owerri.
He noted that the media was a very crucial organ in the success or otherwise of any transition programme.
“If the media should take positive steps, that will help the nation achieve success during the 2015 elections.’’
Ibe also urged the media to help in projecting the good policies and programmes of the Gov. Rochas Okorocha-led government in the state.
“Since the coming of this administration, the people of Imo have seen the difference and we will expect the media to further propagate the activities of the government.’’
The information commissioner used the medium to inform the media of the objective of the establishment of theImo Micro-finance Bank in Owerri.
“This bank is aimed at opening economic windows for the people to access loans for the establishment of SMEs, and the bank already has N2 billion for the take-off of its operations.’’
Ibe thanked the NUJ Chapel for its support to the state government and promised to encourage members in whatever way he could, to enable them to perform their duties.
Responding, Mr Athan Agbakwuru, the Chairman of the chapel, thanked the commissioner for the visit and assured him that the members would continue to report the activities of the state in line with the rules of the profession. (NAN)