The government under the leadership of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo is working resolutely to cushion the effect of rising cost of foodstuffs, poverty, inflation.
The Special Adviser on Media to the Kogi State Governor, Hon. Ismail Isah disclosed this at a 1 Day Media Training On Human Rights and Social Inclusion organised by Stallion Times for the Media in Kogi State.
The Special Adviser said the Government is not unmindful of the challenges of cost of living in the society owing to the economic downturn.
He assured that the present economic challenges faced by Nigerians would soon be over as all hands are on deck at all levels of government to bring succour to the citizenry.
He also mentioned that the administration of governor Ododo is resolved in cushioning the impact of the downturn in the economy, said as part of the administration’s short term measures to cushion the effect of rising cost of food stuffs, the State Government would in the few days flag off the distribution of Palliatives amongst other measures.
The present administration the Special Adviser disclosed would rely on dialogue mechanism in delivering good governance to the people.
The Special Adviser Media assured of the involvement of Community, Traditional and Religious leaders in dialogue that would sustain its peaceful status, assured of more coordinated approach that would involve all shades of citizens of the State in governance.
Hon. Ismail added that the present administration of Gov. Ododo would sustain and build on the legacies of the present administration.
He assured that the feat achieved in the previous administration where the Youths, Women and Persons with disabilities occupied vantage positions in leadership would be sustained and improved upon.
While soliciting the support of the media in propagating the efforts of the present administration, the Special Adviser solicited for team work and collaboration.
The Chief Executive Officer of Stallion Time Media Services, Mallam Isiyaku Ahmed in his opening speech said Journalists should at all times strive to do stories on gender equality and be crusaders of human rights through their professional social responsibility functions to the citizens.
He enumerated the objectives of the training which includes; to appreciate conditions for gender equality, social inclusion and development via giving the sector adequate publicity and promotion as well as advocating for human rights and social inclusion through news coverage.
According Isiyaku “The Workshop is also aimed at instituting a dialogue mechanism on the collaborative Media Engagement for development inclusion and accountability (CMedia) Project”
He expressed optimism that at the end of the training, participants would have been equipped with necessary knowledge, techniques and strategies of evoking abandoned human rights and social inclusion stories that were for a long time neglected.