By Rotimi Odofin
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has Unveiled a quarterly Magazine Publications by the State Ministry Of Information and Communications and a novel online Confluence Business Directory as parts of activities to mark Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary celebration at the Government House, Lokoja.
Governor Yahaya Bello while unveiling The Magazine, Charged the Information Ministry to ensure wide circulation of the Magazine especially at Embassies, High Commissions, Airports and other public places in order to properly inform and educate the international community of the developmental strides and achievements of his administration along with their impact on the Socio-economic growth of the State and her people.
“This magazine is coming at a time that the international community needs to know why our people voted for us massively. We are setting the pace in Nigeria”, he said.
The Governor said his administration remains committed to the welfare of the people, noting with delight that the magazine has captured in details what made the people of the state to vote overwhelmingly for him and his party at the polls.
He equally expressed confidence that his Administration’s Agenda is breeding positive impact on the state and it’s already been documented for the whole world to see.
Also, the Governor officially commissioned the Confluence Business Directory which is designed to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of the people of the state, thanking the Ministry of Information and Communication for their ingenuity.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon Kingsley Fanwo said the Doing More Magazine is the response of the Government to the need to effectively communicate her achievements to the outside world. He said the Directory was designed and hosted by the hardworking staff of his Ministry.
Fanwo said the Ministry is prepared to use ICT to improve the internally generated revenue of the State, saying businesses will be hosted for free in the first ninety days.
“The first three months are free and we are targeting listing over 10,000 businesses before December.
“I want to commend the staff of the Ministry who birthed the Magazine and the CBD, saying Government will continue to showcase the resourcefulness of dedicated civil servants”.
Rotimi Odofin PRO Ministry Of Information