FG commends wapTV on COVID-19 enlightenment activities
The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has commended 24-hour family entertainment channel, wapTV, for its social responsibility response, and contribution to the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
In the letter to the station, dated June 11, 2020, and signed by Permanent Secretary, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, the station was praised for its role in saving lives by effectively raising public awareness about virus the country; specifically, on how to prevent, detect, and manage symptoms.
Reacting to the commendation, the Managing Director of wapTV, Mr Wole Adenuga, said: “We appreciate the vote of confidence from the Federal Government of Nigeria. Since wapTV was established in 2012, we have always taken it as our duty to our viewers to not only give them the best entertainment, but also strategically enlighten them and foster positive behavioural change. Specifically for the Covid-19 enlightenment campaign, along with airing TV promos created by Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN), and others, we have also aired several informative comedy skits starring our Papa Ajasco Reloaded, and Akpan & Oduma brands, as well as our TV Presenters – Chief Olododo and SlimmyTee.”
“In addition to that, we also have a live interactive medical show – Health Matta, which gives viewers weekly updates and information about Corona Virus; as well as our Lockdown Mode daily show which showcases the fun activities viewers are doing as the stay at home in line with the lockdown regulations. We look forward to future collaborations with other bodies in Government, and the Private Sector,” he added.
According to him, wapTV as a 24-hour family entertainment channel, is reputed for showing the best TV dramas, comedy skits, Nigerian movies (Yoruba, English, and Hausa), events, reality shows, music videos, celebrity interviews, comedy series, game shows, fashion, religion, cooking shows, talk shows, entertainment news, and more across Nigeria and several African countries, on its extensive network on DStv 262, StarTimes 116, GOtv 102, StarSat 189, Play 275, and MyTV.