A non governmental organisation Christian Aid has paid a thank you visit to the corporate head office of the New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd in Kaduna, where it solicited for more coverage of its activities, while assuring the company of its patronage.
Mrs. Sekyen Dadik who led the team on the visit on Thursday, said that the New Nigerian remains a shinning light of responsible journalism in Nigeria.
She thanked the management and staff for giving their projects Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiatives (CAAGI) and Voice to the People (V2P) publicity through its respected medium.
Mrs Dadik said that both projects were important to Christian Aid International, because they are targeted at ensuring good governance and empowering ordinary Nigerians.
The Christian Aid representative added that the projects will within a short while achieve their set targets, while assuring the New Nigerian that the NGO would patronise the media outfit in placing of adverts on its website, which she says, attracts readers from all over the world.
Responding, the Managing Director of New Nigerian Ltd, Alhaji Tukur Abdulrahman said that the organisation which has a rich history is currently repositioning through its online publications.
“The New Nigerian Newspapers Group besides publishing the famous New Nigerian, New Nigerian in Sunday, New Nigerian Weekly and Gaskiya Tafi Kwabo, also has state-of-the-art printing machines for commercial quality printing jobs of all substrates and sizes. We print exercise books, calendars, memos, and other souvenirs in large quantities for government and private businessmen,” he added.
He thanked Christian Aid for the visit, while assuring that their projects would be given adequate coverage.
The MD who was represented by the Online Editor, Jacob Onjewu Dickson praised Christian Aid for its intervention projects in Nigeria, while charging others to emulate such noble gestures.
Sekyen Dadik is the Coordinator of the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), partners of Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), who are powering the advocacy visit to media houses on behalf of Christian Aid.