World Communications Day: Catholic Bishop calls for objective reportage
Abdul Mohammed Isa, Niger State
The Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, in Niger State, North Central Nigeria, Most Reverend Martin Uzoukwu , has called on politicians and media Practitioners in the country to always be objective on their activities to save Nigeria from its current situation.
The Catholic Bishop stated this as part the activities marking the 55th Catholic World Communications Day at the St. Michael Catholic Cathedral Church in Minna, the Niger State Capital.
Bishop Uzoukwu while speaking on this year’s theme “Come and see” at a Media lunch/interactive session, said the country needs the truth to survive.
“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”.
The Diocesesan Communications Director, Revrend. Fr. Jude Offor, further urged the media to always reach out to the downtrodden and physically challenged persons as hear from them just as they are and where they live.