Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said the media has major roles to play in resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region.
Governor Okowa who stated this on Friday 09/09/16 in Lagos when he paid a visit to Mr, Sam Amuka, Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers limited to rejoice with him and his family on the recent robbery attack said that the press was vital in seeking resolutions to the Niger Delta crisis urging media houses to do more in proffering far reaching solutions.
“The press has a lot of roles to play in resolving the Niger Delta crisis and we thank God that Vanguard is doing a lot in that regard,” he said, adding, “we have been in prayers with you, though we have not come to see you since the unfortunate incident, we thank God for sparing your life and keeping you for us.”
“As a state we appreciate the roles your newspaper has been playing in the dissemination of our activities as well as opinions and editorials on ways to resolve the Niger Delta crisis, we thank God that in partnership with the Federal Government peace is gradually returning to the region,” the governor accompanied by top government functionaries added.
The Governor who condemned the attack on the elder statesman, advised youths to seek meaningful venture rather than engage in nefarious activities, saying, “It is most worrisome that some youths who should be involved in productive ventures have become agents of destruction to the extent of attacking an octogenarian who has impacted so much on the society.”
Managing Director of Vanguard Newspapers Limited, Mr Gbenga Adefaye thanked Governor Okowa for identifying with the Amukas and assured him of the utmost support of the newspaper in disseminating activities of the Delta State government.