June 16, 2024
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Engage the National Catholic App, Bishop Ajang charges Directors of Communication

By PJ Usanga

The CBCN Chairman for Communications, Most Rev David Ajang, has charged Directors of Communications across the various dioceses and religious congregations in Nigeria to urgently connect their dioceses and congregations to the National Catholic App; the Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN).

The Bishop Chairman who gave the charge while addressing all Catholic Social Communications Directors during the 2023 General assembly on the theme, Repositioning the Catholic Media Apparatus in Nigeria for an effective Communication Apostolate. He stated that “the NCN has so far provided a strong real-time presence on the digital landscape for the Catholic Church in Nigeria, but has however not attained it desired height of being the largest one stop Catholic social network for the church in Nigeria” and urged all to engage efficiently with it.

Emphasizing on the crucial role Directors of Communications play as immediate collaborators with the national communications office and media animators in the dioceses and various areas of apostolates in the church in Nigeria, the Bishop Chairman of Communications disclosed that there are many more initiatives in the pipeline towards repositioning the media apparatus in the Nigerian church.

โ€œAs Communications Directors and media personnel, you hold a crucial role in shaping how our church engages and develops the media for the mission.

โ€œYou must strive to undertake this responsibility in collaboration with your National Director, knowing that he acts in the name of the Bishops Conference and on their directives.

โ€œWe must all seek unityโ€, he urged further.
Bishop Ajang who as part of his address, express optimism that the gathering will bring about a better structure for the Directors base on mutual respect and understanding and inform a structure that will enhance digital integration, capacity building, improved reportage and sharing of their local stories, added that it will equally enhanced a more meaningful collaboration with Catholics and non-Catholics in secular media and place a special focus on youth engagement in the mission.

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