Report by Modupe Adegboro
Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Kogi State must henceforth print all government documents at the government printing press in Lokoja.
Kogi State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Evang. Kingsley Fanwo said it is no longer permissible for MDAs in the state to seek government’s approval to do their printing jobs elsewhere.
Fanwo who paid a working visit to the state printing press with top management team of the state information sector said there must be total compliance to the directive as no other decision surpassed that of the state executive council.
“The Exco have already resolved that MDAs should not print anything outside anymore and the governor has said that anyone who comes to him for approval on any printing job would be sanctioned, because we have a printing press. This is already in force and we will ensure it is honoured.”
While stressing the need for better repositioning of the state press to function optimally, the commissioner said bottlenecks would be removed for enhanced profitability of the investment.
He also said his ministry would adopt more effective management strategies to attract good jobs, assuring of instant improvement at the press.
The Government Printer, Mr. Teddy Adegbola who received the visiting team listed challenges of the press to include inadequate manpower, equipment, office space and operational vehicles.
The Commissioner had earlier held a meeting with the management of the State Information Sector on rebranding “The Graphic” newspaper.