Tuesday, 22 November 2016

DSS Partners Online Media Practitioners for report Regulations in Anambra

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Department of State Security (DSS) in Anambra State has agreed to partner some Anambra online practitioners under the aegis of Anambra Online Publishers (AOP) to regulate and project the good image of the state.

The Anambra State Director, DSS, Yusuf Isyaku, who disclosed this while AOP paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, announced that he will soon open a platform online to help in bringing together bloggers in the state for onward training that would enable them to perform exceedingly.

This training and other incentives, Yusuf maintained would help the social media movers and citizen journalists to disseminate vital information about happenings in the state and the country at large, as well as render useless, the activities of those misinforming the society on the cyber wave.

On why their activities seemed to be secret, DSS boss noted that it was because they are into crime combating in collaboration with other law enforcement agents like police, civil defence, soldiers, etc, and security heads like the monarchs, governors, and others, who better stood in a position of making it known after relevant investigations had been concluded.

Earlier speaking, the AOP coordinator, Bamidele Ajayi, said his group was at the agency to inform them that it was a responsible body poised to use its diverse members’ online platforms for the growth and development of the society.

Ajayi, who said they were seeking for a convivial working relationship with DSS in the aspect of news gathering and reporting, maintained that they are information hub, educators, and share and regulate information through their diverse websites/blogs and so on for onward dissemination by them within and outside the state.

Among those present in the event were Okechukwu Onuegbu, MD/CEO of www.news48hour.com, Ajayi Bamidele of Ashiwaju.org, O’star Eze of Anambraeconomicsummits.com.

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