Anambra Government hails Fides Newspaper for winning Award of excellence
GOVERNMENT and people of Anambra State are delighted to receive news that Fides Newspaper has won an Award of excellence for balanced journalism among Catholic media organisations in Nigeria.
The award was won on March 26, at the Pope John Paul Pastoral Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, following keenly contested competition.
A congratulatory message released by Anambra State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba, noted that Fides was able to win the award “because you have been professional, rejecting the temptation of easy and sensational journalism”.
“We are pleased that you have been recognised for balanced reports and fair commentaries.
“At a time some media, including the social media, engage in journalism of publish-and-be-damned in the name of fighting societal problems, Fides has chosen to thread the trajectory of responsible journalism.
“We encourage responsible journalism because it makes for societal excellence,” it said.
“The Willie Obiano administration has gone out of its way to make Anambra State synonymous with excellence in various ramifications, and your new award is in synchronisation with this policy which has earned our state enormous praise in Nigeria and beyond.
“Keep on extending the frontiers of excellence in Anambra State. God bless Anambra, the Light of the Nation..