Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Info Commissioner extols professional broadcasters, media workers

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah has acknowledged the contributions of professional broadcasters and media workers to the growth of society.

Mr. Umanah, who made the acknowledgment last Wednesday, when members of the Association of Professional Broadcasters, Akwa Ibom State branch paid him a courtesy visit at his ministry’s headquarters,  observed that broadcasters and the media have contributed meaningfully towards uplifting the society through enlightenment, education and entertainment programmes.

Charging the group to key into the governor Udom Emmanuel’s Dakkada philosophy of greatness, the Commissioner said “broadcasters have been doing a great job in keeping the country healthy in many ways.” 
According to him, “When we all rise in faith to greatness, and individually become great people, our state will be a great state and by extension our country will be a great country”.

The Information boss pledged to assist the association, saying “For your industry, we cannot but identify with you. We cannot but support you; we will work together to see how we can assist you because you are a part of us”.
He assured the group of helping to create awareness towards its upcoming event scheduled to take place from December 2-4, 2015.

 Speaking earlier, the team leader, Mrs. Mercy David commended the Commissioner for receiving them and announced the hosting of the maiden workshop for professional broadcasters in the state. 

 Mrs David, who listed activities lined up for the workshop to include public lecture, variety shows, award nights, solicited the support of the commissioner for the success of the event. 

Similarly, the Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah has acknowledged the contributions of churches in the State to the moral rebirth, progress and development of the society.

 Mr. Umanah who was speaking last Thursday at Destiny International Missions Incorporated, Uyo, during the Oil of Grace Banquet, organized for friends and stakeholders of the church ahead of its  annual convention slated for December 2 -5, 2015, described the church as an integral part of the society, making contributions through prayers, evangelism and biblical teachings.

Represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Mrs. Grace Akpan, the Information Commissioner said, “as an ordained church officer, and as a Deacon of Qua Iboe Church,”  he could not take any church activity with levity, saying that he would always support the church wherever and whenever the need arose.

Congratulating the church on its forthcoming Bishopric consecration billed for the December convention, he thanked Destiny International Mission and Archbishop Cletus Bassey for being a dependable partner in the progress and successes of successive administrations in the State.

The Founder of Destiny International, Archbishop Cletus Bassey, said the Oil of Grace Banquet was adapted from the story of Prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath recorded in 1 king 17, stressing that, as the woman lived in abundance after giving a little to the man of God, all those who attend the banquet and contribute towards the December Bishopric will experience positive changes in their lives.

Archbishop Bassey said the Convention will not only witness the consecration of Apostle Akan Lawrence Etuk as a Bishop but will also feature the ordination of Pastors, Apostles, Deacons, and Evangelists, among others, and solicited support from friends and stakeholders in aid of the event.

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