The Management of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Abeokuta has affirmed the authenticity of Penpushing as a most credible source of news globally, adding that its emergence is changing the belief that online newspapers are prone to misinformation.
The General Manager of the Station, Funmi Wakama made this known when the Editorial Board of Penpushing led by its Chairman, Funke Fadugba paid a courtesy visit to the management of the station at its Ogbe headquarters in Abeokuta.
Both the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and Penpushing are into partnership which is aimed at improving journalism practice.
Wakama, who is a member of the Penpushing whatsapp group, which boasts of 256 members across the globe, including notable personalities such as Governors, former governors, Ministers, Ambassadors and professionals in various fields, said Penpushing had come to stay.
‘Penpushing is one of the best and dependable online newspapers one can rely on in getting authentic news globally, and that is one of the major reason why we go into partnership with the organization, and no regret over this’, she said
Wakama also spoke about the turn-around of the NTA station under her leadership, adding that within the last eight months of the administration, the management has improved the station tremendously.
‘We have revived the station; we are now on Star Time channel 103. We have surpassed our 2018 target, with the proactive nature of the management. We have also introduced in house training and retraining of our staff’
Chairman Editorial Board of Penpushing, Funke Fadugba said the organization was established to publish the truth, ‘and as purveyor of information, we must be able to propagate truth’, adding that, that’s what Penpushing stands for.
Fadugba, a veteran journalist and two time Chairperson of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),Lagos State Council, said the management appreciated partnering with NTA, with focus to jointly change and turn around journalism for the better.
She commended Wakama for her leadership quality which has now rebranded the station and brought it to limelight among other television stations across the country.