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Abeokuta Catholic diocese celebrates World Communications Day


The Catholic Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese, Most Rev Peter Olukayode Odetoyinbo, will on Sunday host top media executives and practitioners to a symposium to commemorate this year’s World Communications Day.

Organised by the Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Abeokuta Diocese chapter, the event has as its theme, ‘Speaking with the heart: The truth in love,’ as pronounced by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Activities of the day include a special thanksgiving Mass at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cathedral, Itesi, Abeokuta, at 10am.

A symposium on the theme will follow immediately after the Mass at the cathedral hall and will be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, Rock City FM, Abeokuta, Dr Niran Malaolu.

The Executive Director, International Press Institute, Lagos, Mr Lanre Arogundade, as the guest speaker, will speak on the theme as it relates to how the media and media practitioners can speak the truth in love.

The discussion panelists include the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Waheed Odusile; former Osun State Commissioner for Information, Mrs Funke Egbemode; Executive Director/Founder, Media Career Development Centre, Lekan Otunfodunrin; and Lagos Council Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Adeleye Ajayi.

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