Mr Steve Ayorinde, the new Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State says the government will change to “Digital Language”, which he describes as the new language of communication.
He dropped the hint while addressing management and staff of the Ministry at a short reception held in his honour after he was sworn in by Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor.
According to him, the business of information and communication is changing and the landscape is also changing. “Now the business of information and communication has changed. It has changed because the landscape is transforming. The paradigm has changed and we will need to adapt to the changes.”
Mr Ayorinde says that a large percentage of the people the Lagos Ministry will be communicating with now understands the digital language and social media.
Fola Adeyemi, permanent secretary, Ministry of Information, who introduced the new commissioner to the staff, said the ministry was happy and glad to know that a round peg has been put in a round hole with the appointment of the new commissioner.
He stated that the Ministry is endowed with professionals, who have been doing their best to communicate with the whole state in a language they understand, saying “I have the experience of leading this Ministry in the past three months and I can attest to it that indeed we are blessed with professionals.”
“With you coming on board now, and your wealth of experience, I have no doubt that we are going to consolidate on the gains of recent time and take the Ministry along the path of professionalism which is what I have been trying to do in the past three months since my appointment as the permanent secretary,” he said.