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Make Anambra an investment hub for entrepreneurs – Adinuba

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Information Officers in Anambra State have been urged to assist in making the state an investment hub of every entrepreneur in line with the vision and mission of the state.

Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba made the call during the just-concluded capacity-building workshop held to train information officers .

The training was staged at the Conference Hall of the Office of the Head of Service (HOS), Awka.

 Adinuba enjoined information officers to use various media to promote government policies, programmes and projects to better the lives of the people.

The commissioner used the forum provided by the workshop to institute a  monthly award for the “best written articles by state Information Officers”.

Speaking on Performance Management, he enjoined the officers to be leaders at their respective work places as this would help them to build better work relationship and enhance team work.

Prof. Angela Nwanmuo of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam and one of facilitators at the workshop said that journalists should have `nose for news’ in every situation.

She urged the officers to always refute stories that seek to foist fake news, aimed at promoting malicious lies against the state government.

“Strive to use the social and traditional media to counter those in the habit doing damage to the reputation and integrity of the state.”

“Be a media relations persons, develop yourselves by devoting time to read, learn and surmount challenges.

“You are the image and mouth-piece of the government; so always research and gauge public opinion to give feedback reports to government,’ ‘she said.

Pastor Ifeoma Chigbogwu another facilitator, who spoke on “Leadership and Communication”, said that Information Officers should make maximum use of emotional intelligence in dealing with people and audience to ensure proper flow of information.

She called on officers to always study and develop themselves with tools at their disposal to enable them to make visible differences in the profession.

David Okpala, an Information Officers, said the workshop had added immensely to his knowledge and pledged commitmen

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