CSDP VISITNewsline management staff and that of the CSDP in a group photograph after the visit.

By Danjuma Wakili

Niger Printing and Publishing Company (NPPC), publishers of Newsline Newspapers and the vernacular version Tauraruwa has assured the management of Community and Social Development, World Bank Assisted Project (CSDP-AF) in Niger State of adequate media coverage of their programmes and activities in the state.

The Managing Director (MD) of Newsline, Mal. Ndama Abubakar who was represented by his Editor-in-Chief, Alh Muhammad Hadi Pandogari disclosed this when he received the management of CSDP on a courtesy call in his office.

The MD said that even though the organization is a government-owned media outfit, it will continue to partner with relevant stakeholders from the federal, state and local governments, ministries, department and agencies (MDA’s) as well as other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the state.


He said that the outreach of the paper goes beyond the 25 local governments in the state to as far as Kwara, Kaduna, Kebbi, Nasarawa states and the FCT.

According to him, the newspaper house established 33 years ago has helped the government greatly in achieving socio-economic and political development of the state through information dissemination that has brought the government closer to the grassroots.

He explained that Newsline Newspapers has three different editions of its publication ongoing; the weekly Sunday edition, the midweek and online editions.

The MD added that the newspaper will soon resume full publication.

He reassured them that the newspaper outfit will give them the best of the coverage across the 25 LG and far beyond.

He urged them to patronize the organization with advert placement as it was one of the ways that the production of the newspaper is sustained.

Earlier speaking, the General Manager of CSDP-AF, Mal. Yusuf A. Usman said that CSDP-AF is an agency established in the state since 2009 and now has carried out over 329 projects as 169 across the 25 LGAs were ongoing.

He said that they were saddled with the responsibility of provision of potable water to communities, education, health, good rural accessible road network.

According to him, due to success achieved by reaching 95 per cent of project execution, they have been able to access their counterpart fund.

He said that he was in the organization to seek their support for media coverage of their activities.