The Guardian honours reporter for hardwork

Journalist. Photo; ionigeria

Journalist. Photo; ionigeria

THE management of Guardian Newspapers Limited (GNL) yesterday honoured one of its reporters, Mr. Chukwuma Muanya for his outstanding performance on the Health Desk. Muanya produces a daily Health News page beside his regular weekly health pages every Thursday.

The award event in the newsroom at Rutam House, Isolo, Lagos, provided a convivial moment that brought staff and management together. It was also a platform used to motivate reporters and the entire staff on the flagship’s stable for excellence and reward for hardwork.

Muanya received a commendation letter and a cash gift.

The Editor, Mr. Martins Oloja, said Chukwuma represents hope for all hardworking reporters in the company.

Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Debo Adesina, urged all associates of the company to emulate Muanya and seek excellence at all times. Adesina further said every day a reporter was writing his own testimonial as well as personal history through the bylines garnered and that it was important he invested as much energy and resources to stories that stand him out.

The Managing Director, Mr. Emeka Izeze, also spoke in a similar vein, urging every worker to go beyond the ordinary and the usual, as only extraordinary stories stood a reporter out from the pack.

Chief Operating Officer of The Guardian, Dr. Alexander Thomopulos, said management was duly following the progress of every associate in the company and would not hesitate to reward anyone who has done excellent work to advance the cause of the company. He sued for cooperation of associates and noted that the company was mindful of the work they were doing.

Earlier, the General Editor, Mr. Jewel Dafinone, also sued for excellence in work ethics among associates. He said just as errors become easily noticeable in journalism with its attendant criticism and knocks, so also do excellence and hardwork get easily noticed and when that happens they should be duly applauded and rewarded so as to motivate others to do more.

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