From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
The Governor of Niger State, Umar Muhammad Bago has said that the state government is set to privatise its media outlets for better productivity.
“NSTV will be rebranded and privatised to compete favourably with other private television stations,” the governor said.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday when he received in audience the Nigerian Union of journalists, Niger State Chapter led by Comrade Abu Nmodu at the Government House, Minna.
He explained that the state expects more revenue generation from the media outlets but receives nothing or less, therefore there was the need to privatise them for more revenue generations.
Gov. Bago advised journalists to collaborate with the state government in order to be proactive in the discharge of their duties, stating that it was time for journalists in the state do the needful.
The Governor also said the palliatives programme is not sustainable and advised Nigerlites to go out and collect their share of the palliatives.
Earlier, chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Niger State Chapter, Comrade Abu Nmodu appealed to the governor for the renovation and remodeling of state-owned media outlets, journalist welfare and appreciated the governor for appointing some of it members into political positions.
The Voice reports the NUJ in the state is to honour the Governor as the grand patron of the union in October during its press week.