From Mathew Jwantu , Minna
Politicians and media practitioners can change Nigeria through holistic approach to issues, Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Reverend. (Dr) Martin Uzoukwu has said.
Speaking at the 55th World Communication Day at the St. Michael Catholic Cathedral Church, Minna the cleric said, “whatever we do, we will be accountable to God and as part of activities making this year’s world communication day, i challenge everyone including politicians and journalist to be holistic in all ramifications”.
Bishop Uzoukwu speaking on this year’s theme “Come and see” at a Media lunch/interactive session with Journalists in Niger state said the country needs the truth to survive.
According to the Bishop, “we encourage our politicians to always speak the truth. What the country is going through now will soon come to an end. Nigerians must speak the truth because it is only the truth that can salvage the situation we have found ourselves in this country”.
“I want the media to adhere to the tenets of the profession by standing on the side of truth. You must shelve the bad and ugly side even though the truth is bitter. Say the right thing and speak to your conscience”.
Earlier, the Diocesesan Communications Director, Revd. Fr. Jude Offor said that the media has what it takes to save the country. He added, “whatever you say can either make or mar the society”.
Fr. Jude further urged the media to use all all forms to reach people especially the downtrodden and physically challenged persons just as they are and where they live.