By Victor Ayoo
The Benue State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Mathew Abo has identified lack of finance, personnel and other exigencies as hindrances to the growth and development of the Benue Printing and Publishing Corporation, publishers of The Voice Newspaper.
Hon. Abo, who stated this Tuesday when he paid a familiarisation visit to the organisation assured that he will continue to persuade on Governor Alia to revamp the corporation since, according to him, it has the capacity to generate revenue for the overall benefit of the state.
The Commissioner sued for cooperation and support of the staff to enable the Alia administration to succeed, saying he does not associate with failure.
In his remarks, the Acting General Manager of the Corporation, Mr. Ioravaa Atachin, appealed to the state government to review the monthly overhead to the corporation to enable The Voice newspaper to be online and on the newsstand regularly.
Mr Atachin called on the state government to implement weigh-in allowance for staff of the organisation to motivate them for optimal performance.
The Ag. GM also advocated for a directorate system for the organisation, an official car for the GM, as well as a staff bus.
He appealed to government to prevail on MDAs to patronize the corporation in order to boost its finances and revenue base.
The GM further lamented that BPPC has inadequate office accommodation, furniture and working equipment and called on the government to procure machines and equipment necessary to bring back commercial activities and life to the organisation.
The Commissioner and his team were conducted round the premises of the corporation by the Acting General Manager to inspect offices and machines.