Cross RiverDaily has been awarded the honour as ‘Best Media House 2018′ by the University of Calabar Post Graduate Students’ Union Government, UNICAL-PGSG.
On the occasion of her year 2018 gala night, the union’s government, led by Comrade Uket Abanda described Cross River Daily as one of the media houses in Cross River State whose reportage is neck-bent on issues aimed at the development of the state vis-a-vis adding value to the lives of Cross Riverians, especially those of the common-class.
Comrade Uket Abanda noted that the accuracy of facts and conciseness in Cross River Daily reports rates the media house atop other local news corporations and even some national corporations.
Comrade Etim John, the secretary of the event’s organising committee emphasized the need to pay attention to efforts of the media, especially the new media in state development. Etim, who wondered why the media is often under praised despite its noticeable contributions to the development of any setting, opined that if the media is given its place in the daily runnings of the state and its due credit, things would work far better than they are working now.
Comrade Etim also applauded the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cross River Daily, Mazi Endure Onun, stating that of all journalists in the state, Mazi Onun remains one he has built trust reading from; howthat, he takes reports from Cross River Daily to be the truth and final truth that could ever be available, hence most deserving for the honour of ‘Best Media House’ in the state.
On his part, the publisher of Cross River Daily, Mazi Endure Onun who apologized for not being able to make it to the union’s gala night which held last weekend at Gomez Plaza Hotel, Calabar said his absence at the event was engineered by an engagement which took him out of Calabar the very weekend the event was scheduled.
Mazi, speaking on behalf of the entire team of Cross River Daily said he feels very humbled by the August honour while stressing that courtesy of the award which he received yesterday, Cross River Daily is the first media house in Cross River State to be honoured with such a blue-ribbon medal which, according to him has given his media house a five-star rating and has made him to start feeling like a “crackerjack” journalist in the state.
To the EXCO of Uket Abanda-led administration of the Post Graduate Students’ Union, Mazi Endure Onun said he owed them a million gratitude and that no quantity of gratitude could pay off, hence, he is forever in gratitude debt to the administration and entire union.