Armed Forces of Nigeria

Align with military strategies, CDS admonishes Nigeria media Practitioners

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Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

ABUJA: The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has urged journalists, who cover defence beats, to align themselves with media campaign strategies of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

He said the strategies are tailored at winning the hearts and minds of the populace in the operational theatres.

General Irabor gave the admonition on Tuesday November 30, 2021 in Abuja, while declaring open a one-day workshop for Defence

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The event was organised by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in partnership with The Media Today (TMT) International.

The workshop was on the theme: “The Role of Defence Correspondents in Enhancing National Security: Imperatives of Conflict Sensitive Communication.”

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It was organised to broaden the knowledge of Defence Correspondents in understanding the nitty-gritty of conflict sensitive communication towards conflict resolutions.

According to a statement by Wing Commander Oyewole Ademosu, Assistant Director Defence Information, made available to journalists on Tuesday, Gen Irabor was represented by the Chief of Defence Administration, Rear Admiral Abdul Adamu at the event.

The military boss enjoined journalists to use their media platforms and reportage to galvanize citizens support in the promotion of national unity and peaceful coexistence.

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Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TMT International, Barr Charles Odenigbo on his part, urged media organizations and institutions to dwell more on investigative reporting to expose activities of terrorists.

The Defence Chief described conflict sensitive information management as a critical element in national development, noting that the manner in which conflicts’ sensitive information is being processed and disseminated to the public could positively or negatively affect national security.

He assured the media that DHQ would continue to partner with journalists in order to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous nation.


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