The online version of CrossRiverWatch yesterday hit the one million visitors mark making it the most widely read independent news media in the state.
The online medium which debuted on August 27, 2012 has weathered the storm and grown through the past eleven months to become a reliable news medium for a state that relies only on state owned mediums for the dissemination of information.
According to Mr. Charlie Ofem, the Deputy Managing Director of CRWatch Resources, publishers of CrossRiverWatch who spoke to our reporter today, “One million was a very tall order when we began but that figure is behind us now. We are also approaching two thousand likes on facebook with a very active twitter handle. We are gunning for higher things now. I want to say we are all very grateful to Cross Riverians at home and in Diaspora who have found this platform worthy of returning to everyday. For their cooperation and their visits, we say we are most grateful.
“We saw a need in the dissemination of information in the state. Each time we traveled home, you buy any of the national dailies and you don’t see news of Cross River State and even if you find one, it is tucked in one corner inside the paper. But with CrossRiverWatch, a dedicated Cross River news portal, Cross Riverians at home and in Diapora have gotten a place where they can get independent news from the state.
“Kudos to our readers and above all, members of the team who are working very hard to ensure we remain on air. The days and the years ahead promises to be a lot more interesting for everyone including our advertisers.” He promised.
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