Ogun Information Ministry To Launch Online Radio, TV Platforms - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 22, 2023

Ogun Information Ministry To Launch Online Radio, TV Platforms

Ogun State Ministry of Information and Strategy says it will establish an online radio and television outfit to complement the existing information management mechanisms, to further the propagation of the developmental activities of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration in the state 

Special Adviser to Governor on Media/Communication, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, disclosed this when he led the management team of the Ministry to the recently concluded budget defence by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Akinmade presented a total budget estimate of N639.28m, comprising N110.21m for capital projects, while a total of N529.07m as Recurrent Expenditure, with revenue target put at N39.73m for the next fiscal year, 

Akinmade said the Ministry's budget for the next fiscal year was targeted at ensuring improved coordination of information dissemination and management mechanisms, with a view to creating mutual understanding between government and the public, as well as engender good governance.

The governor’s aide sought for continued support from the state Legislature, disclosing that the 2024 budget was meant to overhaul the Feedback Units to modern call-center, with attributes of a functional call/feedback operational base.

On its part, the General Manager, State Television, Tunde Kazeem, presented a total budget size of N982.79m for the next fiscal year consisting of capital projects that would gulp N400.03m with salaries and allowances put at N582.76m and expected revenue target of N967.35m.

Kazeem explained that the broadcast station would continue to improve on its programme production and content, ensure provision of necessary equipment, as well as signal strength.  

Also taking turn to defend her 2024 budget proposal, the General Manager, state Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Mrs. Toyin Sogbesan, assured that the station would continue to be a credible, reliable and dependable broadcasting outfit in information dissemination.

Mrs. Sogbesan presented a total budget of N846.39m, including capital projects that would gulp N334.3m and N512.055m for Recurrent Expenditure, just as the revenue target was put at N634.36m for the next fiscal year.


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