The Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Talent Hunt, Mr. Emmanuel Owuala, has sued for partnership and collaboration with media houses to promote indigenous talents that abound in the state. He made the call on Wednesday during a courtesy visit to the management of Comfort 95.1FM, Uyo.
Mr. Owuala stated that Governor Udom Emmanuel remains committed to the human capacity development and job creation aspects of his Completion Agenda hence the creation of an office to scout, discover, and export talents by creating an enabling environment for them to earn from their innate abilities.
He stressed the need to bridge the gap between entertainment practitioners and the media, noting that visibility remains a major part of talent development as the media holds the key.
Mr. Owuala made it known that partnership between Comfort FM and his office would better the lots of Akwa Ibom talents while maintaining that massive airplay of local content will shoot Akwa Ibom talents to limelight within a short time.
The SA used the opportunity to roll out plans to organize a talent hunt project where musical artistes, instrumentalists, and others from the creative industry will be selected, given maximum airplay, and exposed to the global stage.
Responding on behalf of the management of Comfort FM, the Head of Station, Mr. Eddy Ekpenyong, appreciated the Governor for the right choice of Mr. Emmanuel Owuala, describing him as a square peg in a square hole.
He expressed the readiness of Comfort FM to promote indigenous artistes by giving them massive air-play, while also charging practitioners of the entertainment industry to create edifying content that will benefit the society.
Accompanying Mr. Owuala on the visit was the Special Assistant to the Governor on Entertainment Industry, Mr. David Sergeant who is also referred to as Utang Akwa Ibom, Special Assistant to the Governor on Projects Monitoring, Mr. Godfada Uko, and Mr. Nelson NseAbasi of Talent Bank Nigeria.