Cross River Information Commissioner Calls on HIV Stakeholders To Acess Media For Professionals

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Chief Akin Ricketts, Cross River Commissioner for Information
Chief Akin Ricketts, Cross River Commissioner for Information

Cross River State Commissioner for Information, Chief Akin Ricketts has called on stakeholders in the HIV/AIDS response and Awareness to work with media professionals in the area of programming for media usage.

Chief Ricketts gave the advice during an interview with the joint team from Family Health Information FHI 360 led by Dr. Emmanuel Nkombe Mose in his office.

The purpose of the interview was aimed at identifying available resources within the Ministry of Information towards the response to HIV/AIDS in Cross River State.

The Commissioner said it would be more impactful if local content of programs are discussed with media professionals before they are produced and aired for standardization purposes.

He said Cross River State has always been the front burner stakeholder on issues of HIV/AIDS response and pledged the support of the government at all times.

Earlier, Dr. Emmanuel Mose, leader of the joint team of the interviewers, disclosed that his team was seeking to conduct a landscaping exercise to further understand the HIV/AIDS program space in Cross River State, hence the visit to the Commissioner.

He maintained that the information gathered from the commissioner would go a long way in garnering support to meet the targets set forth in President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s presidential comprehensive response plan for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

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