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FCMB Tasks Journalists On Positive Reporting

Journalists have been told to report issues positively in order to achieve national cohesion.

Speaking at a FCMB lecture delivered by its resource person, Mr. Idorenyen Enang during a media parley organized for journalists from the south-east and south-south zone in Port Harcourt, FCMB advised journalists to put national interests first in their reportage of events.

In the lecture titled; “Achieving National Cohesion and Security Through Positive Reporting: The Role of the Media”, Enang.

stressed that emphasis should be placed on areas that would engender national cohesion and development.

Defining national cohesion as a process and outcome of inclusiveness that enables all citizens to have a sense of unity, Enang tasked journalists to tailor their reports towards enhancing this.

Enang who is the CEO, Corporate Shepherds Limited, urged journalists to report things that could help re-orientate societal behavior, noting that the role of the media include institutional solidarity and responsible communication,.

in his address, the Group Head, Corporate Affairs, FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, said FCMB organized the media parley to appreciate and empower media practioners for their tremendous task to the society, adding that the discussion would enrich the knowledge of participants.

Olojo said, FCMB had organized similar parley in other parts of the country including Abuja, stressing that with 200 branches all over Nigeria, the south-south is one of their best regions for business.

He stated that FCMB had over the years in operation remained resilient and ensured ethical standards.

Regional Head, south-east and south-south, FCMB, Mr. Okey Ogelle, showered encomiums on journalists for the great job they are doing, saying the media parley was part of FCMB’s contributions to appreciate them.

Louis Ibe, Head, Media Relations of the bank in his vote of thanks further admonished journalists to report issues positively.

The media parley which was moderated by Mr. Yemi Odusote of the PFC African Agency, attracted an array of journalists, such as Poycarp Nwaeke of The Vortex, Chukwudi Akasike of The Punch, Rosemary Nwisi of The Nation, Kelechi Nwaucha of the Independent Monitor, Kelvin Ebire of The Guardian, Segun Owolabi of the Rhythm 93.7FM and a host of others.

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