Niyi Akande, Osogbo.
Information officers at the local government areas in the state, have been charged to bridge communication gap between the government and the people by giving the public accurate update of government activities.
The Supervisor, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa gave the charge while addressing Information officers at a 3-Day workshop titled ” Maximiz
ing the power of digital Public Relations and communication in a changing world”, held at the Local Government Service Commission’s Multi-purpose Hall, Abere.
Mr. Baderinwa emphasized that information officers must endeavor to disseminate information in line with modern practices, saying governance without communication will lead to misconception of programmes and policies of government.
In his keynote address, the chairman Local Government Service Commission Elder Tunde Adedeji noted that the State government is committed to the training and re_training of it’s staff to keep them abreast of new events and innovations for better performance.
Elder Adedeji stated that since the inception of the present administration , government has been funding training programmes in fulfillment of its promises and to ensure that workers are skilled in their chosen profession, saying knowledge acquisition will help officers to take decisions that will assist government to achieve a meaningful result.
The Local Government Service Commission boss stressed the need for Information officers who are the mouth piece of government to be professional while discharging their duties.
He maintained that they must present adequate and correct information devoid of ambiguity.
According to him, information officers should be ready to learn and be digital compliant, noting that this is the only way they can compete favourably with their colleagues at any level.
In his presentation, Gbenga Faminu opined that information officers are communication managers who must give an account of event in a way that will promote peace and tranquility in the society.