2nd edition of Communication week begins May 14, nationwide
By Bridget Ikyado
Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Michael Nsikak Umoh,the National Director of Social Communications at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), has expressed readiness of his office to host the second edition of the Communications Week (ComWEEK) celebration in Nigeria.
While addressing members of the Nigerian Institute of Social Media Analyst (NISMA) who paid him a courtesy visit in his office Fr. Umoh said that “all is set by God’s grace for the event.
This is contained in a statement by Fidelia Angbalaga, Secretary of the Directorate of Social Communications.
“Designs of banner, poster, and the logo have been forwarded to all Diocesan Directors of Social Communications and their counterparts, the Religious Directors, for customisation.
” Also made available to the Directors is the daily guide manual which contains the programme, message and teaching for each of the 8 days.
He said the ComWEEK programme was scheduled to start on Sunday 14 May and end on Sunday 21 May, 2023, which is the Sunday of the World Communication Day (WCD).
It is expected to hold in all the 4,365 parishes of the 58 dioceses in Nigeria throughout the period.
Fr. Umoh also further informed the NISMA officials of the particular interest in the programme shown by the Vatican Dicastery for Communications.
“They have expressed interest and concern and have noted that the initiative deserves wider consideration.”
The clergy recalled that the maiden edition of ComWEEK, celebrated last year, 2022, is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), which is targeted towards media literacy for discipleship.
According to him it is an expansion of the one-day WCD, which was established since 1967 by Pope Paul VI.
” This is what the Nigerian Bishops developed into a one-week programme, conscious of the important and enormous challenges of media and communications to the church and modern society, particularly in the present digital age”,he said.