A Kano based newspaper vendor, Malam Naziru Abdullahi has described the future of Blueprint newspaper as bright and promising at a time when newspapers in the country are facing crisis of acceptability, patronage and readership among the comity of newspapers in the country.
Speaking to our correspondent at his newspaper selling spot in Kano, Abdullahi said the paper was getting its credibility boosted with each passing day considering the patronage he had been enjoying from those admiring its contents and qualitative news coverage adding that judging by the comments of its readers, the paper was blazing the trail.
According to him, there is no magic wand that a paper could employ to get acceptance and wider readership, unless it had striven to serve its numerous customers and clients with heavy scoops. He pointed out that papers that had attained the height of greatness in the past were able to achieve their greatness, courtesy of the juicy contents they were providing to readers across the country. He said: “From my own personal assessment, I can confirm to you that Blueprint is gradually gaining ground. Even with the crop of old and new generation newspapers I am selling, I am quite convinced that Blueprint is presently blazing the trail. There is no doubt about it.
“Looking at the present competitive pace, where many newspapers are struggling to woo readers and advertisers, Blueprint is keeping its head above water by producing a qualitative paper which can be seen and called a newspaper. The so-called popular newspapers in the country can only boast of being popular, but they have not overtaken Blueprint in both content and credible news,” he added.
“In your capacity as the correspondent of the paper in Kano, I want your management to know that Blueprint had come to stay in Kano and Iam not praising your paper just to make you happy. God is my witness that I am speaking from the bottom of my heart. This is reality, and I want you to convey my goodwill message to your people in Abuja.
“The only major problem we vendors in Kano are facing sometimes is the problem of late coming of the paper to the news stand. Sometimes we had to wait for the paper to come before we finally dispatch to our respective selling spots. If the problem of late arrival could be addressed, it would be good and our numerous customers would purchase a copy without having to wait until the following day,” he stressed