By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has described information dissemination as critical to national development and integration.
Governor Ahmed who made this remark when the national body of Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union, RATTAWU, paid him a courtesy visit, at Government House, Ilorin called for changes in the way we do things in order to key into current world’s technological driven environment.
The Governor explained the need to shun hate speeches, communicate developmental news and bring rural communities more to limelight.
“The current attitude where we concentrate more on urban developments and activities does not encourage even growth and progress of the country”, Gov Ahmed said.
The Governor commended RATTAWU on its just concluded activities in Kwara State, which he said was a step towards giving it a strong phase, with the aim of creating awareness for the existence of a platform that would not only be seen as fighting solely for the welfare of its members but also to be part of a direction formulation to help government in driving its polices.
Earlier in his remarks, the National President of the Union, Comrade (Dr) Kabir Garba Tsanni noted that Gov Ahmed’s administration was labour friendly and on record as repositioning the socio-economic fortunes of the state, thereby improving the standards of living of the entire citizens .
Dr Kabir, who disclosed that the union is the largest in terms of media and cultural workers, thanked Governor Ahmed for his administration’s support to the union over the years.