Reuben Abati and Mercy Ajisafe were on ground to en­sure the Thisday Me­dia Group and ARISE News Chan­nel’s end of year ran smoothly. Be­tween Reuben’s smooth de­liv­ery and Mercy’s witty re­marks and con­fi­dence on stage, they both held their au­di­ence cap­tive with their rap­port. Mercy, be­ing a true nat­u­ral with pub­lic speak­ing took the reins and flowed ef­fort­lessly with her male coun­ter­part Reuben who is equally a master of the game when he gets hold of the mi­cro­phone. Reuben thanked the guests for com­ing and called out a few dig­ni­taries amongst the crowd, per­son­ally thank­ing them for tak­ing time out to spend the evening with the Thisday Me­dia Group and ARISE News Chan­nel fam­ily. Mercy, an an­chor in ARISE, was also quick to thank her co-an­chors for be­ing ma­jor play­ers in its suc­cess.

And last but not the least, Md of Arise News Chan­nel, Ijeoma Nwog­wugwu gave the fi­nal vote of thanks and ex­pressed true grat­i­tude to the friends of the Group Chair­man of Thisday Me­dia Group and ARISE News Chan­nel, for still turn­ing up even though the Chair­man him­self was in­dis­posed and could not at­tend the event.

their act of sol­i­dar­ity showed the level of re­spect these ti­tans and cap­tains of in­dus­tries had for the Chair­man not to men­tion the depth of a re­la­tion­ship he has built with them for sev­eral decades, a fact Nwog­wugwu ac­knowl­edged in her speech. She also went on to thank both mem­bers of the Thisday Me­dia Group and ARISE News Chan­nel for their col­lec­tive ef­fort and hard-work with­out which, both or­ga­ni­za­tions will not be where it is to­day. She ac­knowl­edged the tute­lage of the Chair­man and the role he has played to­wards en­sur­ing the suc­cess of both brands. She also men­tioned the piv­otal role he has played in the growth of ev­ery staff’s learn­ing curve, mak­ing them as­pire to do bet­ter and be bet­ter in what­ever role they play in both or­ga­ni­za­tions. She en­cour­aged their con­tin­u­ous ded­i­ca­tion of the staff and was proud that even with­out the larger-than-life pres­ence of the Chair­man, the event was well at­tended.


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