The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has thumbed up the media over their invaluable contributions to national development.
He gave the commendation Thursday while playing host to a delegation from The Nigeria News Group at the Commission’s corporate headquarters in Abuja, According to a press statement issued Friday by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka.
“The media is the one that is shaping and giving direction to the country especially in this period that Nigeria is facing crises. The role of the media is to correct, strengthen and give direction to the society,” he said.
He promised to partner with such organisations that contribute their quota to the nation’s development “so that together we can pull Nigeria out of the present crisis and make it great again.”
The NCPC boss, however, said he was disappointed with the hate speech and fake news on social media everyday.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Philip Agbese, said they were at the Commission’s head office to congratulate the executive secretary on his well – deserved appointment and lauded his zeal to lead the Commission in the right way.
Agbese, the CEO/publisher and author of Integrity versus Powerplay, noted that the NCPC boss had aligned his vision with that of President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the Commission.
“In Nigerian News, “we have biases for good governance and promotion of national unity which has culminated in our balanced reportage of the war against corruption and insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.