Monday, 23 September 2019

CRSHA Speaker harps On Professionalism, as Daily Detail Newspaper opens in Calabar

By Kingsley Agim

The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams has adjured the publisher and management of Daily Detail Newspaper, to adhere strictly to ethical standards of journalism in the discharge of the establishment's duties for effective information and education of the citizenry, especially on policies, projects and programmes of government.
The Speaker made this call during the official opening of the media outfit's office in Calabar recently.
Rt. Hon Williams, who described the birthing of the Paper in Cross River as apt, added that the outfit would provide healthy competition and improve the burgeoning media industry in the State.
"The philosophy of this establishment is already known from its name. From the name – Daily Detail – it means that what the people are going to get are detailed account of happenings in the society on a daily basis," the Speaker remarked.
The lawmaker also charged the Newspaper's Management to include local content in its reportage in order to stimulate patronage and encourage readership from its audience in the State.
Also speaking, the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Francis Asuquo, expressed his committee's readiness to partner with media agencies in the State in order to keep the citizenry abreast with the goings on in the State.
Hon. Asuquo stated that the already proactive media presence in cross River would help buoy Daily Detail's presence in the State, warning against practices that would create distrust in the public.
In a keynote address, immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. RoseMary Archibong, congratulated the Newspaper for the dint of hard work, commitment and focus, adding that it was impressive to see the Paper expand its tentacles to other States, barely few years of its emergence in Akwa Ibom State.
Mrs. Archibong assured that Cross River State has always presented a conducive working atmosphere to business outfits, noting that the Ayade-led administration sees the media as an essential mediator between government and the governed.
The ex-information and Orientation boss also stated that with the present administration's industrial revolution, the rich tourism calendar of the Cross River and the State's new dimension as the economic nerve-centre of the country, the Paper would have an abundance of information to grace its pages.

She also cautioned against fake, sensational and non-factual reporting. 
Earlier in his opening address, the Publisher, Daily Detail Newspaper, Mr. Ndanti Ekuh, assured that his Paper will not renege on the promise to be objective, balanced and unbiased in its reportage as a reflector between the government and the governed.
He disclosed that his media conglomerate has also added a Radio and Television station to its ranks.
Mr. Ekuh thanked the high profile delegation of the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly and the keynote speaker for their esteemed assurances and for gracing the event.