By Odigiri Mackson                                             The Management of Niger Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, publishers of Newsline and Tauraruwa Newspapers have been assured of possible government support and intervention in addressing some of the challenges confronting the organization.

Chairman, Niger State Media/Broadcasting Corporation Board, Hon. Dauda Musa drop the hint while addressing management and board members in a meeting held on Thursday in Newsline.

The Board Chairman who spoke through a member of the Board; Mal. Isah Chiroma gave the assurance shortly after an inspection tour of some of the facilities in the organization by the board members. He said that government intervention was necessary in view of the numerous challenges facing the organization.

Some of these according to him include infrastructural decay, vandalisation of armored cables, security, ICT, electricity supply among other working facilities.

Hon. Musa while reacting to decay of facilities in the organization frowned at what the members of the board met on ground during their visit to the organization and pledged to take the challenges to the authority concern for necessary action.

The acting Managing Director of Newsline Newspaper, Alh. Muhammad Hadi Pandogari who earlier conducted the board members lead by Isah Chiroma round the various departments such as editorial, commercial, production and ICT section of the organization informed them of the challenges confronting the organization which he highlighted to include lack of funds, public power supply as a result of vandalisation of all the armored cables, ICT and security personnel among others.

Alh. Pandogari told members of the board that the major problem of the organization was lack of funding coupled with the problem of the TSA.

The Acting Managing Director also informed the members that he was able to restore electricity supply to the administrative block adding that a letter has also been written to the office of the Head of service on the need to assist the organization in the area of security and appealed to the board members to use their good office to impress on the state government on the need to come to the aid of the organization in addressing some of its challenges.