by crossriverwatch admin
Following the recent “Two Hours With The Governor” program aired by the state owned Cross River State Broadcasting Cooperation CRBC, where the state governor shed light on several issues of interest to the state, a cross section of Cross Riverians have insisted that the governor should extend the tentacles of the program to other national stations and bring in independent journalists from other stations to add pep to the two hours.
Our reporter went round the state to sample opinions and the general feeling is not different from what Cross Riverians who also live outside the state are saying. They want the governor to broaden the scope of the session and avail them the opportunity of participating in the two hours by extending the program to other national media stations and if possible, live streaming online.
Ado Ogar, an Abuja based public relations practitioner said: “I was in Calabar during the last two hours with the governor and I managed to watch it on CRBC. But I think that when we see this happening in other states, it is also watched live on Channels TV, AIT, NTA and other national stations and that affords Cross Riverians everywhere the opportunity of watch their governor live and participating by even asking questions on phone or even through twits”.
Helen Henshaw, a final year college student said “I will be so happy to have him chart with us at regular interval just as his predecessor Donald Duke did, not during special occasions like Independence Day but every now and then because it makes us feel like we have a true leader. I also will want to advice the governor to extend it to other stations outside CRBC or for us who are still you, the program can be live streamed on the internet and we can watch him and send in twits. We are in the 21st century you know!”
Jake Blaze an entertainer said, “It will be better if he does this on other national stations because I personally would have loved to ask him about the visibility of his administration’s job opportunities.”
Dr. Ewona Bright a civil servant also said, “I would be delighted and impressed if this can be happening more often because when a father comes out to hear from his children directly what their perils are and perhaps respond it will be wonderful. It will also help if we can see him do this on other stations with other independent journalists like we see other governors of other state do.”
John Inyang Ebri, college graduate noted that “if they can live stream the program online, it will be an opportunity of a life time for so many young persons. So many of us are online and our government can meet us there. I will appreciate it because with such medium he will hardly be misunderstood by his followers.”
Paul Okon, newspaper vendor said, “it will be better for only those who have questions for him because I don’t.”
Abeng Obedience Akama, a university student asserted that, “as much as accessibility is an uplifting factor of good leadership, I will be glad if he can give us such moments both on CRBC and other national stations with journalists from other media stations to broaden the scope of participation because there are Cross Riverians scattered all over the world who can also watch the program if it is live streamed online and on other national stations. At least government has the money to do that.”
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