Dial down discord tension, promote unity, Lai Mohammed charges Agencies

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged heads of the public information organs to promote national unity and counter the hatred and hostility being orchestrated by naysayers.

The Minister made the call in Abuja on Thursday when he received, on a courtesy visit, the heads of the information parastatals under his ministry.

“You all have very powerful platforms to dial down the tension of disunity and I think you have the responsibility, not only to Mr. President and this nation, but also to generations unborn to use your powerful platforms to restore unity back into the country.

“You should use your platforms to promote not just unity but also cordial relations among all groups, irrespective of ethnicity or religion,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed urged the heads of the information agencies to work with him to defeat those fanning the embers of discord by seizing the narrative and promoting the correct perspective about the country.

The Minister, who thanked them for the congratulatory visit, said his reappointment is a reflection of the confidence which the President has in the Information Sector.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, said the DGs came to congratulate the Minister on his reappointment and to commit themselves to carrying out the mandate of their respective agencies.

The other members of the delegation are the Directors-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Liman; Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed; Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu; National Broadcasting Commission, Mallam Isha’q Modibbo Kawu, and the Acting Director General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, Mrs. Ndidi Aimienwaw.

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