The Delta State Printing Press, a department under the state ministry of information, is expected to officially commence printing soon with The Pointer Newspapers as its first product.
The State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, stated this after inspecting the installation of equipment that just arrived.
Chief Ukah noted that the printing press, for some time now, has not performed optimally but with the intervention of the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, a new lease of life has been injected into the department.
The Commissioner, who was visibly elated, stated that the printing press will be commercialized in order to be self sustaining as well as generate revenue for the government.
While urging the staff to be proactive and committed so as to justify the huge investment by the government, Chief Ukah stated that the Okowa led administration has invested so much in the Information industry citing the more functional Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba and Warri, as well as The Pointer Newspapers as some of the achievements of the present government.
He therefore urged staff of the Ministry and its parastatals to reciprocate the government’s gesture by redoubling their efforts by being dedicated and service oriented in their approach to their duties especially as they prepare to enter a new year.