Army Seeks Media Support To Overcome Nigeria’s Security Challenges
The 1 Division of the Nigerian Army,
Kaduna, on Friday solicited the support of
the media to the efforts of the military to
secure the country.
Col. Kingsley Umoh, spokesman of the
Division made the appeal when he paid a
courtesy visit to the Kaduna Zonal office
of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Umoh said the media must make it a
priority to support the unity and integrity
of Nigeria, and help to engineer patriotism
and responsiveness among Nigerians.
Umoh, a Deputy Director, Army Public
Relations, maintained that although the
military has the capacity to enforce peace,
that would only be achieved through
conscious enagement of the people to be
patriotic to the country.
He said the media needed to be more
proactive in highligting key issues that
bind Nigerians as a people.
“So the media has a role to play in what
will unite us as Nigerians, the media have
what it takes to promote the image of
Nigeria in the right place.”
Umoh assured that the Army was ever
ready to engage the media positively in
carrying out its national assignment.
“Nigerian Army is committed to work with
media practitioners in what will promote
the image of the county in every aspects
of life,” he said, and solicited the support
of NAN in the various activities of the
Responding, NAN Zonal Manager in
Kaduna, Mr Maharazu Ahmed assured
that the agency would continue to work
closely with the Army formation in its
efforts to ensure the security of Nigerians.
Ahmed said the Agency’s mandate was
largely to focus on issues that unite the
country, promote integration, mutual
respect, peaceful coexistence and
.“We are committed to working with the
Nigerian Army in promoting what will
unite the country and secure its territory,”