The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Shani Alhassan Shaibu has officially assumed office on Monday, 15th March 2021 after the immediate past Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed handed over at a brief ceremony at the Northern Regional Coordinating Ceremony (RCC).
Mr Shani Shaibu and fifteen (15) others were sworn into office on Thursday, 11th March by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House after a successful vetting process.
The Minister at his maiden encounter with journalists said he will work closely with the media to achieve the developmental goals of government in the region.
Mr Shaibu in his address promised to operate an open door administration and urged all media houses operating in the region to support and contribute to betterment of the region.
He also acknowledged the contribution of the media in nation building and called for more support especially in the Northern Region.
On his part, the GJA President for the Northern Region, Mr Yakubu Abdul Majeed assured the Minister of fair and accurate reportage of government policies by the media.
However, he also urged the Regional Minister to do things different, and not discriminate against some of the media houses especially the state own media houses.