By Jessica Dogo
Abuja – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has tasked the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), Abuja Chapter, not to relent in ensuring effective and efficient reportage of the Commission’s mandate.
The commission gave the charge in view of the challenges poised by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking in a virtual meeting with ICT Reporters on Thursday in Abuja Ikechukwu Adinde Director, Public Affairs, NCC, expressed the commission’s willingness to partner the reporters through their various media organisations to reach member of the wider public.
While commending NITRA for its role in promoting the commission’s mandate in time past, he charged the members not to rest on their oars, especially at a time when the world was faced with the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are seeking for areas where NCC can support journalist that cover the commission.
“We are readily open to innovative ideas that will make us have meaningful relationship with the media.
“I am mindful of your track record and output over the years, they are everywhere.
“We want to continue the cordial relationship, thereby improving the mutual interest of our stakeholders.”
The ICT reporters, while congratulating the Director of Public Affairs on his new appointment, reinstated their unalloyed support to continue to work with NCC in delivering its mandate to the public.
They assured him that they would continue with the good work, and promised to give the necessary support so as to make his duties distinct.
NITRA also expressed optimism that NCC would assist to improve the reportage of ICT news in Nigeria.