The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has commended Blueprint for its full of coverage of the activities of the emirate.
He gave the commendation yesterday when he received the newspaper’s chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, who paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Zaria City.
The traditional ruler added that from its inception to date, the paper has maintained the journalistic ethics by being objective in all its news reports.
He observed that the paper came at the right time when it was needed as one of the northern papers which would protect the interest of the region and the country at large.
Earlier, Idris had told the emir that he was at the palace to seek royal blessings from him and felicitate with him on the occasion of his 39 years on the throne.
The chairman noted that traditional institutions like the Zazzau Emirate were very important to the society, hence the need for their blessings in the development of the country.
He stated that the emir was contributing immensely to ensure peaceful co-existence amongst the people of the state and Nigerians in general.
Idris assured the emir that the paper would continue to publicise the activities of the emirate.
“We in Blueprint are not unaware of the tremendous effort you are making in the interest of your subjects in the domain and the state,” Idris said.
He noted that the paper was playing a significant role in publicising the activities of the emirate, state and the country.
He further explained that it was also playing an important in educating members of the society.
In a related development, the chairman promised every possible assistance to newspaper distributors and vendors in the discharge of their duties.
Addressing newspaper distributors in Zaria, Idris stated that there was no newspaper that could grow without them, saying, “Honestly speaking, we in the print media cannot do without you.”
Responding, the Chairman, Newspaper Vendors Association, Alhaji Saleh Mohammed, told the chairman that they would do their best for the development of the paper.