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House Committee On Media Under Me Will Usher Era Of Proactive Public Engagements – Chairman

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Hon. Benjamin Kalu

The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu has said the Committee under his leadership has proposed a roadmap for a shift towards a more people-oriented approach.

He stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

The federal lawmaker said under the new road map, there will be a proactive public engagements in parliamentary activities.

He enumerated the strategy of the 9th Assembly to include, “Legislative/Public Feedback: We are putting in place a robust feedback mechanism to ensure the committee receives feedback from the public and reports same to the House. My committee will also actively participate in all oversight activities of the various House committees. This will ensure we can independently monitor and report their activities to the public.

“Periodic publications: In addition to publishing journals, my committee will be engaging the Nigerian public through dedicated weekly columns in select newspapers. The shortlisted papers will be announced soon.

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“Monthly Media Chat: There will be monthly media chats with local and international news organizations to review parliamentary affairs and keep the Nigerian and international public appraised of House activities.

“Legislative Roundtable Sessions: The Media and Public Affairs will be hosting frequent roundtable sessions with players in various sectors of the economy. This will bring together stakeholders, potential investors, relevant house committee chairpersons, advocacy groups, relevant ministries and agencies to discuss progress, gaps and solutions in such sectors” he concluded.

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