Posted on: 2018-05-14
Source: Comms Dept, Oyo Diocese

The social communications of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo started this year’s World Day of Communications celebration with a tour to Media houses around her jurisdiction. On Monday the 7th of May 2018 the commission visited the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA Oyo branch). We were warmly welcomed by the entire staff and management of the station. The diocesan communication officers, Mr Johnpaul Bolaji introduced the entourages that follow the commission. The director of the commission, Sr. Eunice Ikufisile O.S.F explained the reason for the visitation and important of journalism to the church and entire world. She further discussed the Pope’s message for this year World Day of Communications, with the theme; “the truth will set you free (John 8:32); fake news and journalism for peace”. After the remarks, the director presented a copy of the Pope’s message to the General manager of NTA Oyo, Mrs. Juliana Oladejo who also introduce all the staffs of the station present to the commission, she also thanked the commission for finding time to visit the station for the first time and also thank the bishop of the diocese, Most Rev Emmanuel Badejo and entire Catholic communities of Oyo diocese for their support and sponsorship of different program at NTA Oyo. To appreciate the commission for their visit, the director Rev Sr Eunice Ikufisile O.S.F and her entourage supported by Rev Fr Wuraola Boniface, the dean of Oyo Deanery, were on air for a live program on the theme for this year pope message on World day of communications and important of the celebration to the world at large Viewers at home were opportune to call and ask different questions on the World day of communications.

Also the commission visited Parrot FM radio station Ogbomoso on the 8th of May 2018. The general manager of the station Mr Ademola Adeniyi took the director of the commission and her entourage around the radio station to view the facilities of the stations and he also introduced the staff of the radio station to the commission. The manager thanked the commission for singling them out for the visit. He also thanked the Catholic Diocese of Oyo, especially the Ogbomoso denary for their sponsorship of different program on air which has being of a great help and educative. The Director of the commission happily presented the Pope’s Message for this year celebration to the Manager of the radio station.

On Thursday the 10th of May 2018 the commission also visited Oke Ogun FM. On the same day, at exactly 5:30 pm, the registration of communications officer/Announcers of the various parishes and interested persons of the diocese commenced for this year media seminar, organized by the social communications of Oyo Diocese on the News writing (rudiments and practical); photography and video camera at St Paul Pastoral Centre Oyo. This Seminar ended on Saturday 12th May 2018. The grand finale of this year world day of communication in Oyo diocese will came up with the holy Mass at our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Cathedral Asogo Oyo at 10am, after the Mass, there was a reception/Bishop’s forum on this year WDC Pope’s message, other activities and entertainment followed.