By Nosa Obaze,
Edo State government led by Godwin Obaseki has debunked the rumour that the state government is planning to sell the state-owned radio and television station, Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) and the Nigerian Observer Newspaper to an individual.
The Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Edo State Governor, Crusoe Osagie said that there is no plan sell the state own media organization as being speculated in some quarters.
According to him; “the falsehood being peddled by the Edo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a figment of their imagination.
“Understandably, the depleted Edo PDP is idle and has all the time in the world to imagine the unimaginable. There is no plan, whether now or in the future to sell government enterprises to any individual.
“Recall that Governor Obaseki paid unscheduled visits to the two media houses last year and was appalled by what he saw at the media houses; outdated equipment and a disenchanted workforce.
“The stories of the visits were widely reported in the media and the governor has vowed to reposition the media houses for optimal performance and to play a major role in the educational sector.
“For emphasis, the Edo State government led by Godwin Obaseki, is too sophisticated to indulge in acts that the Edo PDP members either went to jail for or are still visiting the offices of the anti-economic and financial crimes agencies, for!
“He will not sell assets owned by the good and loving people of Edo State to any individual.” He added.