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LEADERSHIP, US Embassy Partner On Human Capacity Devt



The United States Embassy in Nigeria and LEADERSHIP newspapers has restated commitment to human capacity development.

The press officer of the embassy, Mr Glen Grimond and Chief Operating Officer of LEADERSHIP newspapers, Mr Bamidele Fanimo made this commitment, yesterday during the Embassy’s courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of LEADERSHIP newspapers, Utako, Abuja.

While intimating Mr Fanimo of the purpose of his visit, Mr Grimond said, the US embassy in Abuja was desirous of a smooth working relationship with the LEADERSHIP newspapers.

“We are desirous of free flow of information with your platform. We are committed to ensuring that information due for public consumption are put out as at when due to avoid misconception.l” Grimond said.

He praised LEADERSHIP newspapers for its giant strides in the Nigerian media industry.

Responding, the chief operating officer of LEADERSHIP, Bamidele Fanimo said, LEADERSHIP newspapers is a viable platform with five titles namely: LEADERSHIP Daily, LEADERSHIP Friday; LEADERSHIP Weekend; LEADERSHIP Sunday; LEADERSHIP A yau, which he explained, is the premier vernacular daily newspaper in Nigeria. Another title on the LEADERSHIP staple, he said is MDAs, meant to keep readers abreast of happenings in government ministries, agencies and parastatals.

On the strides by the media industry in Nigeria, Fanimo said a lot grounds have been covered but admitted a lot more still needed to be done.

Fanimo said, the press freedom in Nigeria today is better, compared to the military era,adding that more Nigerians were making bold statements in the media industry.

A very good example is the Arise Television, a worldwide news network channel,he said.