THE Chief of Staff Government House, Dr Festus Okubor has said Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration would work towards The Pointer newspapers relocating from their current location on Nnebisi Road to its permanent site on DBS road, Asaba.
Dr Okubor dropped the hint recently when the Executive and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), The Pointer Chapel paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Asaba.
According to Dr Okubor, efforts are on to ensure that staff of the state-run media organization are properly quartered to enable them bring out their best, adding that government and Deltans are happy with what the staff of the organization is doing in the area of information dissemination.
He also assured staff of the organization that they would benefit from the media allowance being paid to media workers and wondered why staff of the Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Warri and Asaba would be having such benefits without those in The Pointer enjoying same benefits.
While stating that casual staff working in The Pointer would also be absorbed, Dr Okubor urged staff of the organization to continue to bring out their best and support Governor Emmnuel Uduaghan’s 3-point agenda.
Earlier, the Chairman of NUJ, The Pointer Chapel, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo had told the Chief of Staff that moving to the permanent site of the organization would be in line with the infrastructure agenda of Governor Uduaghan’s administration observing that it was sad that the media organization is still operating from a temporal site which was allocated when the organization came into being in 1994.
He expressed confidence in the ability of Governor Uduaghan to initiate the movement of the organization to its permanent site, a move successive government in the state had failed to do, noting that such would also, reduced congestion on Nnebisi road as parking space was not enough in the current temporal site of The Pointer newspapers.
Comrade Egugbo also, called for absorption of casual workers in The Pointer and payment of weigh-in allowance which is being enjoyed by their colleagues in the state-run electronic media.