Besides its key traditional functions of information, education and entertainment, the mass media also play a significant role in bringing about socio-economic and political change in society through its reportage.
The media through the instrumentality of news reports, features, investigations, analysis, editorials, commentaries, discussions, documentaries and talk show programmes, Trust has published many big among others, bring attention to various ills in the society in line with its watchdog function.
Since January this year, Daily and exclusive stories that made impacts. Some of these stories changed the lives of many people for the better while others compelled the relevant authorities to take some actions or decisions. Some of the stories also led to deep and insightful conversations on how to change certain narratives.
Kano blind teacher gets house, employment
One of the impactful stories of Daily Trust in 2021 was that of a Kano blind volunteer teacher, Dahuru Idris Abdulhamid, who got a house and a permanent job after his story was published in both print and digital platforms of the paper.
After the story was published on September 25, 2021, which was anchored by one of our promising multi-media journalists, Zahraddeen Yakubu, a philanthropist bought and donated a house to Dahuru who had been living in a rented apartment with his parents. During a follow-up interview with the Daily Trust, Dahuru expressed appreciation for the gesture by the philanthropist but appealed for a permanent job.
This prompted Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State to offer him an automatic permanent and pensionable teaching job at Special Education School, Tudun Maliki on Grade 7(2).
The state government, through its Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, had after the Daily Trust report promptly reached out to Dahuru who had an audience with Governor Ganduje.