Governor Okowa who gave this assurance [14-12-15] in Asaba when he met with Chairmen and Executive members of Nigeria Labour Congress, Delta State and Nigeria Union of Journalists, Delta State said that his administration will guarantee press freedom in the state but the media should report events correctly as the public depend on them for information.
“I believe that the press should have its freedom, the NUJ should guide its members so that they report issues correctly, what you give out show represent the true situation of events, the press is important as the Nigerian populace depends on it for information”, he said.
Senator Okowa promised to collaborate with the press in the state in carrying out advocacy programmes and getting information to Deltans addding that a united and prosperous Delta State could be achieved through fair and balanced reporting of issues by the media.
The governor called on the workers of the Delta Steel Company, [DSC] Aladja to be patient and cooperate with the new owners to reposition the company assuring them the Federal Government is talking with new owners on the payment of the backlog of their wages.
Earlier, Comrade David Ofoeyeno, Chairman, NLC, Delta State has assured Governor okowa of the union readiness to interface with government on labour matters, while Comrade Nobert Chiazor, Chairman, NUJ, commended Governor Okowa for his exemplary leadership stating that journalists would continue to support his administration to achieve his development programmes.