In furtherance of its commitment to achieving effective coverage of events across the country, the management of the LEADERSHIP Group Limited, publishers of LEADERSHIP Newspapers, has embarked on plans to commence publication of the newspapers in either the South East and South South geo-political zones of the country.
The general manager of the company in Charge of South East and South South zones, Mrs Mariam Ogbe, who is pioneering the new initiative during her recent business trip to Anambra State met with the management of an Awka-based printing company, publishers of the Orient Daily Newspapers, during which she proposed a mutual business relationship between the two media outfits.
Mrs Ogbe during the meetings she held separately with the Editor-in-Chief/Chief Operation Officer (COO), Orient Daily Newspapers, Mr Stanly Egbochukwu and the Chairman of the Company, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, told them that her company would want to enter into a mutual business relationship in two major areas; newspapers printing and circulation.
Stating that the business relationship would be purely a Barter System, Mrs Ogbe told the Orient Newspapers management that if perfected, LEADERSHIP Group would undertake the printing of the company’s newspapers at its ( LEADERSHIP’s) printing press in Abuja, the nation’s capital and distributing same in agreed states in the Northern parts of the country, while the company would as well render similar services to her company in South East and South South zones.
“It is the desire of my chairman, Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah that our newspapers cover effectively the activities that goes on in the South East and South South zones, so that the people will be properly informed about what is happening in their area, especially in government circles at the local government, state and federal levels. So we are exploring avenues to achieve this while cutting cost of production. And l have seen that you have a modern printing press that can give us the required quality newspapers “, Mrs Ogbe told Ezeemo.
In his response, Mr Ezeemo commended the business initiatives stating that his company would like to go into the business relationship, noting that the arrangement would help save cost considering the huge capital required to survive in print media industry.
He stated that he would like the technical team of the two companies to meet so that they can work out details of the business relationship, adding that the proposal was a novel one.
He described investment in print media as one requiring perseverance saying, “It is a very difficult venture because it is a business that has a very long gestation period. I mean you must have patience when you get into it.”
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