Edo state owned media, Nigerian Observer newspaper, has been directed to close down operations for the period of one month.
Secretary to the State government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie in a statement on Thursday, said the reason for the close down was to carry out reform of the newspaper outfit, reorganize it and relaunch.
Ogie stated that workers in the newspaper are hereby redeployed to the state’s Ministry of Communication and Orientation, charging them to follow further directives from there.
Ogie told the newspaper’s audience, that the titles of their “darling” newspaper will soon return back better and improved.
The full statement read thus: “The Edo State Government, in line with the reforms of the state-owned media organisations, has directed the closure of the Nigerian Observer Newspaper for a period of one-month, for re-organisation and re-launch of the media outfit.
“All existing staff of the Nigerian Observer are hereby redeployed to the Ministry of Communication and Orientation, with immediate effect,where they will receive further directive on their new responsibilities.
“Members of the reading public and lovers of the Nigerian Observer brand Are assured that their darling newspaper titles will return to the stands Shortly; better and improved.”