The Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Revd. (Dr) Martin Uzoukwu on Sunday told politicians and media Practitioners in the country to stand on the side of truth to save Nigeria from it’s current situation, saying “only the truth can save Nigeria”.
While making this call, the Bishop of Minna Diocese as part of activities to mark the 55th Catholic World Communication Day at the St. Michael Catholic Cathedral Church, Minna said “whatever we do, we will be accountable to God”.
Bishop Uzoukwu while 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 while saying that the media has what it takes to save the country added that “whatever you say can either make or mar the society”.
He 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.
In her message, the chief press secretary to Governor of Niger state, Mary Noel Berje charged the media to imbibe the ethics of the profession saying that “we are the ones who help notify the public of happenings on daily basis and must be truthful”.
Highlights of the session was the presentation of gifts to the Bishop of Minna Diocese and group photograph with media Practitioners in the state.