Owners of Private Media Organisations have been called to improve the welfare of journalists in their establishments to boost service delivery.
The Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayiba Duba made the call when the newly elected Executives of the Bayelsa State Nigerian Union of Journalist, Information Chapel paid him a courtesy call in his office in Yenagoa.
Hon. Duba noted that the poor welfare services of journalists in the state has relegated the profession to the background and stressed that journalists can only compete favourably with those in other professions when their welfare is ameliorated.
The Commissioner who noted that journalists in the state owned media organisations will be trained to man the state of art equipment at the Ernest Ikoli Media Complex, assured the new Executives of the Management prepardness to assist the Chapel succeed in their endeavours.
The Commissioner congratulated the new Executives for their overwhelming victory and charged them to ensure that the Information Chapel is fully professionalised.
Earlier, the Chairman of the NUJ, Information Chapel, Comrade Wannama Dandyson solicited for the support of the Ministry to improve the welfare of its members.