Mr. Buki Ponle, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, pledged his commitment to boost the NAN multimedia unit to achieve its full potential.
Speaking at a meeting with NAN multimedia staff in Lagos, Ponle said that the unit could be turned to a gold mine with the cooperation of the entire staff.
He urged members of staff not to dwell on challenges facing the unit, but to think of ways to move the unit forward.
“I want you to bear in mind that a positive change has come and we are going to concentrate on this unit without losing sight of others.
“When you go for night assignment your comfort and welfare will be fully taken care of.
“I am not making empty promises because we know.
“Suppose I am with you, I want to be treated like a king because it demoralizes me when I give my best and somebody gives me what is not commensurate in return,” he said.
Ponle promised that all equipment needed to do the job effectively would be provided within the available resources of the agency.
He said that he was committed to training and retraining of multimedia staff to meet the growing trend of multimedia journalism.
Mr. Silas Nwoha, the Head of Lagos Operations, assured the managing director that the entire staff in Lagos would be actively involved in boosting the operations of the multimedia unit.
Responding, the Head of Multimedia, Lagos, Mrs. Omobola Akingbehin, expressed gratitude to the management and promised the team’s readiness to deliver and live up to the expectations of the agency.