From Salisu Zakari Maradun, Gusau
All staffers working with the government owned media outfits across Zamfara have been strongly warned to as a matter of fact and urgency be computer literate and compete with their counterparts in other states of the federation.
They should also ensure punctuality and honesty in the discharge of their civic responsibility as everyone will be asked in the hereafter on his stewardship while on earth.
Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara the state commissioner of Information made the disclosure when he visited the state owned radio in continuation of his visit to state owned media outfits of the state.
The commissioner explained that as the entire world has changed to digital, there is no reason whatsoever for a person working as journalist to stay that he cannot operate a computer.
According to the commissioner the government of the state is currently all out to ensuring that all its media outfits are fully equipped with all the necessary needed facilities with a view to engaging the staff to effectively carryout their jobs. Said he, “it is unbelievable to say that you people are yet to be computer literate, it is even a shame. I am therefore warning you to make sure that you have learnt computer within three to four months from now.”
He also explained that it is against this background that the state government has planned to establish state media cooperation aimed at regulating and boosting the morale of the entire working populace as far as media services are concerned.
Speaking further while addressing a crowd of the management staff of the state owned radio (Zamfara Radio) Alhaji Dosara stated that henceforth and on no account the government will tolerate laziness and late coming to work even as he assured them of the commitment of the government toward addressing all other lingering problems bedeviled the houses. “we how you people operate, and we want you to continue as very soon all the problems being faced by you and the station will be solved,” he added.
Commenting further, the commissioner explained that plans are underway to expand the coverage of the station by sending reporters to all the northern parts of the country with a view to attaining a wide coverage. “we have already arrived at this point, but to effect it will be depending on how serious you people are, and that is why we made it mandatory for everyone of you particularly people of the editorial, to be computer literate so that you can face the challenge of the modern world. You can see that today the whole world has changed to digital and we in Zamfara must not be left behind.