Encomiums flows as Worldview unveils Newspaper
Sesugh Abaya, Mary Lateef
It was a season of goodwill messages and appreciation galore at the Head office of the Worldview Publications and Creative Services, Jalingo, as eggheads in the media industry gathered to unveil Worldview Newspaper, another brand added on the stable of Worldview Publications.
Among the media personalities that graced the historic event included Comrade David Nya, Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ, Taraba State Council, Hon. Emmanuel Bello, Special Adviser to Governor Agbu Kefas on Media and Digital Communications, Mathew Eliud Jen, Director, Radio and Television, Ministry of Information, former NUJ Chairmen, Editors and Correspondents of various media outfits among others.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of the first edition of the newly introduced newspaper, Special Adviser to Governor Agbu Kefas on Media and Digital Communications, Hon. Emmanuel Bello, said the publication was coming at the right time, when Governor Agbu Kefas has stepped his feet on the ground to take Taraba State to the level of greatness.
Hon. Bello, a onetime Commissioner of Information in the state, added that Governor Kefas is a friend of the media, as such he is ready to partner with the media so as to intimate the citizens of the State with his people-oriented policies and activities.
He commended Worldview Media organization for sustaining visibility on newsstand despite all the challenges that the country’s media industry is passing through.
The media icon assured the management and staff members of the organization that the government of the day was willing and able to support media organizations and Worldview Media organization would not be left out in the policy.
He emphasized that Governor Kefas was not against criticisms that will oscillate from the media, provided that they are constructive and within the confines of journalism ethics which is fairness and objectivity.
Also speaking, the NUJ chairman, Comrade David Nya who is also the General Manager, Taraba State Broadcasting Service, TSBS, lauded the resilience, consistency of the organization’s products on the newsstand, as well as its objective reportorial policy, saying that same efforts should be replicated on the newly introduced newspaper.
Earlier in his address Mr Williams Ayooso, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, Worldview Publications and Creative Services Ltd, told the gathering of esteemed media personalities that Worldview Newspaper title was not in any way going to take the place of the already existing magazine which comes up monthly, but would float side by side with it in order to keep up visibility and satisfy the information needs of readers in a most frequent, satisfactory and timely manner.
In their separate goodwill messages at the unveiling ceremony, other respected media personalities in Nigeria, including Emmanuel Ukwen, former NUJ Chairman, Taraba State Council, Wale Ayodele, Former Chairman, Taraba State Correspondent Chapel, Eliud Jen, Director, Radio and Television, Ministry of Information, Abdullahi Gambo, Director News, TSBS, Simon Ira Maiyaki, former Managing Director, TSBS and Managing Editor, Worldview magazine, among others, praised the management staff for their resilience and congratulated the organization for adding a newspaper on its stable.
They also pledged their unalloyed support to enable the organization sustain the publication.