By Job Osazuwa
Daily Times publisher, Mr. Fidelis Anosike, has praised The Sun for its consistency and excellence, saying there is a lot to learn from the newspaper.
Speaking, while leading a delegation to the corporate headquarters of The Sun Publishing Limited in Lagos, Anosike said The Sun stands out owing to its credibility and stature in the publishing industry.
He said since The Sun represents one of the finest in journalism, there was a lot to learn from its experiences and success.
The Daily Times publisher, who was accompanied by Group General Manager, Folio Communications Limited, Olisa Egbunike; Editor, Biodun Durojaiye and Miss Nigeria, said as his company plans to celebrate Daily Times’ 90 years, there was the need to identify with its own constituency, hence the visit.
“Daily Times represents the source of journalism in Nigeria, just as The Sun represents the best of journalism today in Nigeria. This means that there is a critical alignment between the two of us. We are here to borrow your credibility to rebuild this media platform that belongs to all of us. This is not something we can do on our own,” Anosike said.
He said for The Sun to have sustained enviable height in the last 13 years shows the strength of its management team and staff.
“The newspaper is everywhere in Nigeria and we want to learn from that. You are one of the deciding factors in policy making. We are asking for partnership, both in human and resources for us to move further. We are committed to reviving Daily Times so that Nigerians can trust it again.”
Anosike said this year marks the 40th edition of Miss Nigeria, while seeking The Sun’s help in the repackaging of the pageant.
He praised The Sun Awards for its glamour and panache, saying it is the best in the country today.
In his response, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited, Mr. Eric Osagie, said the Daily Times team’s visit and desire to learn from The Sun was a mark of humility.
He said the media needs synergy to confront the challenges of the industry, occasioned by the economic downturn in the country.