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- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- October 15, 2015
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Primate of All Nigeria, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has charged Diocesan Communicators to be mindful of their language when disseminating their message ensuring that the content flowed freely with understanding.
They were to make sure that the information they convey were not only clear but devoid of ambiguities.
Most Rev Okoh who gave the charge while declaring open the 7th Diocesan Communicator’s conference holding at the Department of Communications and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, expressed optimism that they would have a fruitful deliberation.
The Primate who was ably represented by the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan, Most Rev. Segun Okubadejo described the theme of the Conference ‘effective Communication in the 21st Century ‘ as apt, stressing that as image makers of their various Dioceses their focus should not only be at creating a harmonious relationship between the Dioceses and its publics but aim also at promoting the kingdom of God.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director of Communications, Church of Nigeria, Ven. ‘Foluso Taiwo noted that in the 21st century, communication technologies have changed from the effects of telephone,radio and television,film, light speed printing etc of the 20th century to video conferencing, mult-media and internet technologies. Ven Taiwo emphasised the need for communication in the 21st century to address the inadequacies of the new technologies that militate against the hardwork and problems possed by the diversity and change in the Art, adding that communication should be seen as an art and not merely a skill or science.
He however encouraged the Diocesan Communicators to improve on their skill and move along with the new technologies in order to be effective in communicating.
Ven Taiwo acknowledged that holding the 2015 Conference in the University of Ibadan, an Institution where the arts of communication is taught was in keeping with the promise by the Primate, Most Rev Okoh when he declared close the 2014 edition of the Conference.
He also explained that the Primate’s benevolence was in appreciation of the dynamism in the communication art and his desire to have the Diocesan Communicators embrace the new technologies in communication.