Abuja vendors laud The Guardian for professionalism, objectivity
Newspaper vendors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have commended The Guardian for sustaining its rich tradition of balanced, unbiased and investigative reportage.
The commendation came yesterday when executives of the FCT chapter of the Newspapers Vendors Association paid a working visit to the Abuja Bureau of the medium.
Led by its chairman, Etim Iwara, the association solicited the support of the media outfit to boost businesses of members.
Received by the Bureau Chief, Igho Akeregha, Head of Sales and Marketing, Shola Ayelabola and other employees, Iwara pledged their continued support for the outfit, even as the industry faces challenges posed by the new media.
He said: “The visit is to strengthen the relationship between the two bodies as vendors serve as middlemen that can offer useful suggestions to management”.
Iwara thanked the paper for assisting when its office was recently pulled down by officials of Abuja Development Control. Calling for a better synergy, he appealed to the management to provide T-shirts, caps and other incentives for his members to facilitate seamless operations.
Responding, the bureau chief, Igho Akeregha, thanked the visitors, reminding them that the management places a high premium on their services and would sustain the cordial ties as well as offer strategic assistance when the need arises.
Ayelabola, however, told the vendors that the medium has been supportive even in this period of economic downturn. He urged them to give more visibility to the paper.
Also on the delegation were Vice Chairman, Idris Adamu; Assistant Secretary, Stephen Otu and Financial Secretary, Abdulwaheed Ishola. Others are Assistant Financial Secretary, Emmanuel Jervies; Welfare Officer, Jennifer Vande and a member, Ikoi Philips.
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