..Says Station not Known for Fake News
The Leader of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila received the Management of Continental Broadcasting Service Limited, Owners of TVC News, TVC Entertainment and Radio Continental who paid him a courtesy visit at his National Assembly office on Wednesday. The delegation led by the organisation’s Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Andrew Hanlonwill informed the House of the reforms carried out in the television station and more importantly expansion of its broadcasting services to Abuja with the coming of its new radio station billed to commence broadcast services in April, 2018, which will lead to creation of more jobs and better citizens engagement.
“we are here to inform you about what we are doing to improve our coverage in fact we are opening a new radio station here in Abuja in April so we are employing more people and we are putting more money back into the Nigerian economy”, He said.
Hanlonwill also expressed the readiness of his media organization to collaborate with National Assembly for professional reportage of all events leading to the 2019 elections.
“With the elections coming up in Nigeria it’s going to be increased activities for us. We have more equipment so we intend to collaborate with the House of Representatives and Senate to enrich democracy throughout Nigeria through our programs, documentaries and accurate news”, he added.
The House Leader in his response appreciated the media platform for reshaping the broadcast sector within its short period of establishment and pledged the support of the House of Representatives to professional media organizations in tackling the trend of fake news.
“I know comparatively TVC have made a significant impact in terms of communication within a relative short time that you have been here, we assure your team of an enabling environment to do your work”
“I had the privilege of visiting your studio in Lagos and I was very impressed with the state of art equipment there. From my own observation TVC does not belong to the Class of what is now known as Fake News Channel which must be properly tackled; your reporting, staff including those working with us in the National Assembly are always on point and accurate in their news delivery I can only encourage you to do more”, Gbajabiamila said
Among the TVC delegation are the station’s Director of Commercial, Mr. Ronan Redmond; Head of News, Mr. Babajide Kolade-Otitoju; Abuja Bureau Chief, Mr. Taiwo Amodu and National Assembly correspondent, Mr. Sumner Sambo