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Okoh urges FG to collaborate with media for a better Nigeria

By Chris Irekamba
29 December 2019   |   3:07 am
Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has advised the Federal Government to support and work with the Nigerian media

Chairman, Management Board, Advent Cable Network Nigeria (ACNN), Sir Folu Olamiti (left); Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), His Grace, Nicholas Okoh; representative of Mr. and Mrs. Modupe Alakija; Mrs. Iyabo Oloruntoba and incoming Primate of the church, His Grace, Henry Ndukuba, at the unveiling of Rebranding ceremony of Anglican Cable Network of Nigeria in Abuja. <br />

Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has advised the Federal Government to support and work with the Nigerian media, for a better and progressive Nigeria.

At the three-in-one event —the rebranding of Anglican Cable Television to Advent Cable Network Nigeria (ACNN), a state-of-the art studio and unveiling of its new logo, in Abuja, Okoh said government and the press should work together, because “the citizenry is the subject of both the government and the press.”

The outgoing primate described the press as a crusader working for the people, as well as the government. He said there should be synergy between government and the press for ultimate results in the country’s development.

The Bishop of Abuja stated that security in a democracy is the government’s responsibility and that the government should ensure that the nation’s security is paramount.

He said: “If we degenerate into militia groups because of what we are experiencing in the country today, there will be no more Nigeria, it will be dog eating dog.

So, even though the security implementation is not perfect, we should keep on urging government to do better, than for individuals to take laws into their hands.”

Chairman, Management Board of ACNN, Sir Folu Olamiti, after the rebranding of the television station, explained that, with the programme content of the television station, they hoped to improve with high velocity in giving out their best to viewers 

He said the station’s programme content would be edifying to everybody that took time to watch, as being a faith-based station, more entertaining and educative contents had been added for adults and children.