By; JJACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Voice of America, VOA is to set up its North east regional reporting centre in Gombe.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, this was disclosed by the Chief of Hausa service of the VOA, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.
Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, who is in Gombe to inspect some buildings to house the complex, told the Governor that the regional reporting centre, when established will serve as Northeast hub for VOA’s integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows with prominent leaders, panel/round table discussions among others.
He commended Governor Yahaya for his disposition and show of interest towards the establishment of the international radio station’s office in Gombe.
In his remarks, Governor Yahaya thanked the head of VOA Hausa service for choosing Gombe to serve as their regional hub, assuring them of Government’s cooperation to ensure its realization and success.
He said Gombe state is willing to partner with the VOA and any other media outfit in the quest to inform, educate and enlighten the public with a view to entrenching good governance through mass media.