Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has called on the publisher of the Andy Briggs Report, Mr. Andy Briggs to be focused and thrive towards perfection. Mrs. Semenitari made the call during the Andy Briggs Report Award at the Le Meridian Hotel Port Harcourt where she was awarded ”most out-standing Government spokesman 2012” by Andy Briggs Report recently.
She expressed appreciation for the honour accorded her by the organizers of the Award. The organizers of the award noted that Mrs. Semenitari was elected from a list of several nominees on the basis of their achievements in their engagement. The former National President of the Nigerian Union of Journalist Mr. Ndagene Akwu who presented the award said having shown remarkable competence, the media needed to rise to the occasion by recognizing her innovative efforts on projecting the image of the State.
He said her expertise led to the development of the Rivers Brand which has now become crucial and impressive feature in all State stationery since her appointment as Information and Communications Commissioner. Mr. Ndagene noted that Mrs. Semenitari has become an item in national news due to her smart and bold defence of the Rivers State Government position on issues concerning the PDP and the Nigerian Governors Forum.
According to the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Leyii Kwanee “Semenitari is one choice the Governor made that has assiduously promoted the State locally, nationally and internationally”. Also speaking, the bureau Chief of Business Day magazine Port Harcourt, Mr. Ignatius Chukwu described the Information boss as a creative administrator and a reliable technocrat.