Present condition of state media outfits pathetic ― Gombe SSG
Secretary to the Gombe State Government (SSG), Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi has described the deplorable condition of the Gombe Media Corporation (GMC) as pathetic and unacceptable.
The SSG stated this while on a facility tour at the broadcast station saying that as the image-maker of the government no amount spent to revitalize the station will be too big.
He further said that the visit was at the instance of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya who he said is determined to turn around the fortunes of the station saying, “We are not part of the mess but the narrative concerning the handling of government property has to change”.
He then called on the staff of the broadcast outfit not to despair as the government is doing everything necessary to ensure a better working condition for them as well as all workers in the state.
Earlier speaking, while conducting the SSG and his entourage round, the state Commissioner of Information and Culture, Ibrahim Alhassan Kwami said broadcast facilities at the station are obsolete and can no longer meet with the dynamics of modern broadcasting.
He thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for the interest so far shown to commit to the welfare of the broadcasting station in general as contained in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Governor.