N4Billion needed to revitalize Delta Printing, Publishing Company – Okorodudu

N4Billion needed to revitalize Delta Printing, Publishing Company – Okorodudu

 

…Says Gov Oborevwori committed to repositioning state owned media outfits

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Chairman of Delta Printing and Publishing Company, publishers of The Pointer Newspapers titles, Olorogun (Dr) Ebenezer Okorodudu, has said that not less than N4billion will be required to procure and install modern digital printing equipment, operational vehicles and human capacity development needed for the revitalization of the company.

Okorodudu made this disclosure on Wednesday in Asaba, while speaking as guest of Orientation Panorama on Voice of Delta Radio 97.9 FM, saying that the new board of the state printing and publishing company will formally send a proposal to the state governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, for his kind consideration.

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He noted that since assumption of office as Board Chairman, The Pointer Newspapers sold copies rose from sixteen thousand to twenty eight thousand, and that efforts are being made to get copies of the Newspaper to the people across the three senatorial districts, through effective collaboration with the State Ministry of Local Government Affairs and other stakeholders.

 

Dr Okorodudu, commended the visionary leadership of governor Oborevwori, in all facets of the state economy, especially for his determination to revitalize state owned media outfits; The Pointer Newspapers, Delta Broadcasting Service (Asaba and Warri Stations), to enable them compete favourably with their public and private counterparts in the industry.

The board chairman posited that The Pointer Newspapers requires adequate funding and modern technology to boost online visibility, upscale production, reopen satellite offices in some states including; Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Imo, Ibadan and others, pointing out that the state printing and publishing company will become viable and profit oriented through commercial printing services for governments, private and public sectors in Delta and beyond.

Okorodudu said if the board’s vision of a fully digitalized and functional printing press is achieved, the state printing and Publishing company would become a market leader, printing books, multifaceted documents and advertising materials for customers and corporate entities, increase The Pointer Newspapers circulation, as well as effectively project the enviable performances of governor Oborevwori across Nigeria, and beyond through online global reach and hardcopies.

And in terms of quality news and editorials, Dr Okorodudu, a political scientist and astute politician, said the gatekeeping structure of The Pointer Newspapers is well tailored from bottom to top, such that reports and editorial materials are filtered again and again by the gatekeepers to ensure that readers gets accurate and detailed information about events and happenings in Delta State, Nigeria and around the world.

“The new board under my watch is making steady progress. It is on record that sold copies of Pointer Newspapers rose from 16,000 to 28,000 within the past few months and counting. We are not going to rest on our oars. We are determined to turn around the fortunes of the state printing and publishing company.

“The board has brought sanity to Pointer Newspapers, and we are working out modalities for the rebranding of the media outfit, so as to boost production, enhance human capacity development, professionalism, and effective dissemination of information to our esteemed readers in Delta State and beyond.

“In time past some equipment were procured for the state printing and publishing company but could not be put into use because of technical defects. The goodnews is that the new board is hopeful that the governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, will come to our aid by injecting reasonable funds to enable the company bounce back fully.

“With N4Billion, we shall be able to procure modern digital equipment to boost production and effective circulation of The Pointer Newspapers, and at the same time go commercial by printing for governments, individuals and corporate entities. It will also provide more jobs for our people in line with the MORE Agenda of the governor.”

And on the performances of governor Oborevwori as we approach his first year in office, Dr Ebenezer Okorodudu, assured that the governor is working very hard to fulfil all electioneering campaigns promises, as can be seen from the three mega flyovers and road expansion projects in some parts of the state, and other ongoing and completed projects due for commissioning from May 29 and thereafter.

Chairman of Delta Printing and Publishing Company, publishers of The Pointer Newspapers titles, Olorogun (Dr) Ebenezer Okorodudu
Chairman of Delta Printing and Publishing Company, publishers of The Pointer Newspapers titles, Olorogun (Dr) Ebenezer Okorodudu

He said governor Oborevwori is a very careful and meticulous leader who will always do the needful to advance Delta and upscale the living standards of the people of the state, noting that since he assumed office on May 29, 2023, the governor ensured that his administration caters for all Deltans, irrespective of political divide or affiliation.

Orientation Panorama is an initiative of Delta State Orientation Bureau, DSOB, in collaboration with Delta Broadcasting Service Asaba and Warri Stations to propagate the policies, programmes, and achievements of the state government and the governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.

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The next edition of Orientation Panorama will be hosted by the Head of Delta State Orientation Bureau, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, with OAP Blessing Usiagbada, on Wednesday May 8, 2024.

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