Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has ordered that commissioners in the state should henceforth brief journalists on the activities of their respective ministries on weekly basis.
Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Culture, Honourable Daniel Danauta who disclosed this yesterday said the marching order was to take effect from next week.
To this end, the commissioner said his own ministry was to brief the press every Thursday of the week.
Danauta disclosed this when he received the executive members of the Sport Writers Association‎ of Nigeria, SWAN, Kaduna State chapter who were on a courtesy visit in his office.
The commissioner, who shed more light on the development, said the essence of the briefing, according to the governor, was to avail the public through the media the opportunity to know how each of the ministries was faring.
He said the era when ministries ran their activities silently was over, adding that the order from the governor‎ was a welcomed development because it would put every commissioner on his toes to deliver according to mandate.
“The governor is committed to keeping to his promise of making Kaduna State great again, and he is not leaving any stone unturned to achieving it, and those of us at the helms of affairs in the various ministries have no option but to follow suit and ensure a total positive turn around in our ministries.
“I know the expectation from my ministry is very high and we are ‎set and ready to reawaken the glory of sport in Kaduna State and restore it to its place,” he said.
He lamented, however, that there had been neglect and abuse of processes and lukewormness in the administration‎ of sport in the past and assured to change the tide.
“We are going to restore grassroot school and community sports. We intend to intend to revive sports in a holistic manner and no single sport will be left out,” he stated.
He assured Kaduna SWAN led by its chairman, Abdulraheem Aodu, of his readiness to partner with the association in all sporting matters and render whatever assistance as at when due.


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