Former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Edo Task Force on Private Property Protection (PPP) Mr. Solomon Arase said his committee had resolved to collaborate with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to create awareness on the PPP Laws due to the station’s wide coverage in the country.
This was Benin City, during an advocacy visit to the management team of NTA, Benin Network Centre where he also proposed a workshop on media aimed at bringing stakeholders together on how to sensitise Edo people on the CDA law passed by the Edo State House of Assembly recently.
The former Police boss noted that the workshop would likely commence in a fortnight, and urged the media body to create awareness through jingles in local dialects while also reiterating that the aim was to ensure that people adhered to the law strictly and were able to sustain the values that had been built over the years.
Enforcement exercise, said the Chairman, was not to conduct a witch-hunt, but to accommodate those who disobeyed the law and educate them properly on its essence.
According to him, the committee would give priority attention to problematic areas by way of ensuring that the community leaders such as the Enogies and the Ohens were properly educated and carried along during the enforcement process of the CDA law.
The Zonal General Manager of the Benin Network Centre, Pauline Igbanor, earlier in her remarks congratulated the Chairman and members of the committee for accepting to serve while assuring them of the station’s support in the area of sensitisation and publicity coverage.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS), Barrister Friday Okedion also assured the committee of the station’s unflinching support in ensure that the committee carried out its mandate through adequate media coverage.
He commended the governor for his pragmatic approach in setting up the committee charged with the responsibility of enforcing CDA law in the state.