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Use media to foster unity in Nigeria – Govt told

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Governments in any respect ranges in Nigeria have been suggested to make good use of the media to foster unity and resolve conflicts within the nation, particularly the farmers and herders disaster in components of the nation with a view to making sure peace within the land.

The recommendation was given on Tuesday on the opening ceremony of a three-day workshop organised for journalists on Catastrophe Danger Discount and Peace Constructing by a non governmental organisation (NGO), Christian Rural and City Improvement Affiliation of Nigeria (CRUDAN), held on the Paradise Homedec Worldwide Resort, Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

Declaring the workshop open, CRUDAN Programme Officer in command of central zone, Mr Tulari Tine, asserted that the media if correctly utilised could be helpful in reorienting the individuals on the necessity to promote peaceable coexistence amongst them.

The programme officer mentioned the subject “Catastrophe Danger Discount” for the workshop was rigorously chosen in view of the present local weather change and environmental hazards resembling floodings skilled in components of the nation, resulting in lack of lives and destruction of farmlands in addition to farmers and herders clashes in components the nation.

Tine mentioned on the finish of the workshop, supported a German organisation, Bread for the World, journalists could be outfitted with the requisite data and expertise to advertise security and resilience to conflicts and disasters.

He, nonetheless, charged them to place into use the data they’ll purchase through the coaching and in addition go the message of peaceable coexistence amongst Nigerians, regardless of their non secular and ethnic variations of their varied reportage.

Talking about CRUDAN, the programme supervisor knowledgeable that the NGO was established in 1990 with the target of facilitating developments in rural and concrete areas of the nation.

In keeping with him, the NGO was established with the mission to advertise sustainable growth via advocacy, capability constructing and humanitarian response in collaboration with the church and different stakeholders.

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