wapTV has received a letter of commendation for its social responsibility response, and contribution to the fight against corona virus pandemic, from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
In the letter to the station, dated 11th June 2020, and signed by Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe fta, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, wapTV was praised for its role in saving lives by effectively raising public awareness about Corona Virus across Nigeria; specifically, how to prevent, detect, and manage symptoms.
According to Wole Adenuga, Managing Director of wapTV, “We appreciate the vote of confidence from the Federal Government of Nigeria. Since wapTV was established in 2012, we have always taken it as our duty to our viewers to not only give them the best entertainment, but also strategically enlighten them and foster positive behavioural change. Specifically for the Covid-19 Enlightenment Campaign, along with airing TV promos created by Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN), and others, we have also aired several informative comedy skits starring our Papa Ajasco Reloaded, and Akpan & Oduma brands, as well as our TV Presenters – Chief Olododo and SlimmyTee. In addition to that, we also have a live interactive medical show – Health Matta, which gives viewers weekly updates and information about Corona Virus; as well as our Lockdown Mode daily show which showcases the fun activities viewers are doing as the stay at home in line with the lockdown regulations. We look forward to future collaborations with other bodies in Government, and the Private Sector.”