Nigeria: Sokoto Restructures Media Outfits
In fulfillment of the implementation of recommendations of the communiqué on the media strategy committee headed by Mallam Danladi Bako, Governor Aliyu Wamakko has approved the restructuring of media organizations in Sokoto State.
This was contained in a press release signed on behalf of the state Commissioner for Information, Mallam Dahiru Maishanu by its Director of Information, Mallam Ibrahim Adamu yesterday. He said Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko in line with his promise to fully implement the recommendations of the media and strategy committee approved the restructuring with immediate effect. He stated that the three media organizations; Rima Radio, Rima Television and Sokoto Newspaper Company would each be headed by a General Manager below whom would be the managers in charge of various departments.
The commissioner stressed that under the new dispensation, the media corporation ceases to exist and both Rima Radio and Rima Television would now have their own managements separately and operate independently. He added that Governor Wamakko had also in line with new structure approved the appointment of General Managers to head the three media establishments, noting that those appointed are, Alhaji Wafee Ahmadu Suka, GM Rima Television, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad Gidawa, GM Rima Radio and Alhaji Abu Shekara, GM, Sokoto Newspaper Company. The release further stated that the former Managing Director of the defunct media corporation, Alhaji Muhammadu Sani has been directed to report to the office of the Secretary to the State Government while the former Acting Managing Director of Sokoto Newspaper Company, Alhaji Garba Hassan is to revert to his position as Manager Production of the company.
The commissioner at a meeting with outgoing Managing Directors thanked them for the services they rendered to the state government in their various capacities, stressing that the decision to effect the changes was based on the media strategy committee and more importantly to improve performance of the affected organizations for the overall development of the state.