Benefits of town hall meetings, by Minister

By Moses Ebosele – 
Town hall meetings being held across the country by the Federal
Government will provides an avenue for both the government and the governed
to exchange ideas, thus fostering good governance, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said.
Speaking at the end of the South-East Edition of the town hall meeting in Enugu,the Minister said. ”It’s not so much about the government explaining its programmes and
policies but also about those who are governed expressing their
satisfaction or dissatisfaction. What I found today is that there is a
lot of misconception and prejudices, which this kind of platform will
throw more light on.”
According to the Minister, each part of the country has its unique and peculiar
challenges, “and that sustained and robust engagement through the town
hall meetings will provide the veritable platform to correct some of
the misconceptions and throw more light on government’s policies and
programme”.
A statement issued by the Special Asistant to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi said: “The major takeaway is that there is no substitute to such meeting
because it provides the avenue and vehicle for both the government and
the governed to exchange ideas”.

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