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Catholic Church urges youth to develop Nigeria through social media

By Jessica Onyegbula

On Monday, the Catholic Church urged young people to use social media for the positive development of the country to ensure the unity and peaceful coexistence of its citizens.

Reverend P. Mike Umoh, National Director of Social Communications at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), said this in a presentation in Abuja, during a 3-day workshop on “Improving Communication Strategies in Catholic Media in Nigeria”. Nigeria“.

Umoh spoke on the sub-theme: “Overcoming the Challenges of Using Social Media in the Church’s Mission in Nigeria”.

The cleric warned young people against the circulation of destructive audio and video messages which he said could create more tension and violence in the country.

He urged religious leaders to take advantage of social media to evangelize and share useful content to educate social media users.

“Social media is where people are and for leaders to reach today’s youth, they need to go through social media.

“Social media can be used for the greatest good if we create a positive alternative for them,” he said.

In addition, Dr Cletus Akwaya, editor of the Daily Asset Newspaper, tasked Catholic newspapers to prepare for the challenges facing the industry.

He said if not, they would inadvertently take the path of erasure in his article with the headline: “Problems and Prospects for Church Newspaper Success in Nigeria.”

Akwaya said the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria should coordinate the establishment of a Foundation for Catholic Media Services in Nigeria.

“The Foundation should serve as a funding platform for Catholic Television, its many diocesan newspapers, radio stations and new media.

“In addition to raising funds from local and foreign sources, the foundation will coordinate the training of journalists and media professionals and help coordinate research activities,” he said.

Mr. Patrick Osu, National President of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners of Nigeria (CAMPAN), in his welcoming speech, defined communication as a very vital instrument of life that promotes peace, love and reconciliation .

Osu said that media practitioners should always report the truth.

“For us as a professional body, we will not rest on our oars by promoting professionalism among our members and by putting into practice the teachings and doctrines of the church which will bring reason and compassion for human dignity. .

“We must be ready and willing to make sacrifices to achieve our goals and objectives of uniting the body of Christ through our professional callings as social communicators.”

Osu said that the media has the power to make this nation great through the various networks of practitioners.

“We must use our positions well in the context of professional ethics to avoid dangerous tendencies by exposing the evil and always reporting the truth.

“I believe this is the time to come together and let society feel our impact,” he said. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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