Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Peace Building:CEPEJ Celebrates Nigerian Media Practitioners On Sustainable Development

...says the media a veritable tool towards National Development.

..... thanked Nigerian Media on Support towards the push for the development of Riverine Communities.

....says CADA Bill advocacy a major achievements of the Nigerian media in 2019.

...charges Media Practitioners on more United advocacy on Sustainable Development.

...Commends Patrons, Staff and Management Team on Support.

...says CEPEJ Media sets to gain more Prominent in  the year 2020

By Victor Bieni

UGOLO- OKPE- OSUBI AIRPORT- WARRI- Centre For Peace  And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) under the Leadership of a renowned Niger-Delta Environmental and Human Rights Activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has Commended Nigerian Media for given his Organization, CEPEJ the needed Support towards his years of Sustainable Development on Peace building.

CEPEJ Boss made this assertion while thanking Nigerian Journalists, Media Practitioners in a Press Conference Organized on Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 at the Organization's Office Headquarters  at Ugolo- OKPE, Near Osubi Airport,  Warri, Delta State Commended the  roles of the Nigerian and International Media in CEPEJ's Successes  on Global  Peace Building approaches aimed towards Sustainable Development of the Society.

 Comrade Mulade expressed satisfaction and Commended the  respected invited guests, Gentlemen of the Press, Ladies and gentlemen
On behalf of the Board, Patrons, Management and Staff of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ).

 In his words: "I want to sincerely welcome all of us here present and your colleagues to the year 2020 who couldn't make it to CEPEJ's office today and I also want to thank all the media practitioners for gracing and this important meeting and sharing with us your experiences and opinions".

"A big thank goes to Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS Warri where we started our media advocacy from, TVC News, Channels Television, AIT, NTA, Crown and Poko FM, Rize FM, Quest FM and TV, DCI Worldwide News Magazine,  Shocknaija News Online, Politics/Governance News,   Pointer Newspaper,  my own Gbaramatu Voice, Focal Point, Fresh Angle, Tracknews, Niger Delta Mirror, Lebirator, well as Egbema voice, Vanguard, This Day, Tribune, Sun, newspapers, Community Newspapers,  Asaba Metro, other Notable Online News in Nigeria,   and amongst others too numerous for your efforts towards publicizing the works of CEPEJ at the local and international levels".

The Niger- Delta Activist who appreciated deeply the tireless efforts and contributions made by the media by  visiting the riverine communities several times to capture and confirm the good works CEPEJ as an NGO has done and is doing in those difficult geographical terrains.

He Stated that the Press has helped the Organization in publicising his call to the Delta State Government to create a Coastal Areas Development Agency, CADA, that will pilot a blue print for the development of the riverine communities.

He then Commended the  expertise and professionalism with which the media have communicated CEPEJ's messages to a large audience far and near.

Comrade Mulade Stated that he was  impressed by the interventionist roles played by the Press in peace building towards sustainable development in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

"The way you informed, educated and entertained the people, helped to influence the way people think and make decisions" , he added.

The Activist then  use the medium to charge all media practitioners to expose the challenges facing the riverine communities, the many sufferings of his  people in terms of lack of good and accessible roads, lack of drinkable water, lack of electricity supply, quality education, health facilities and other infrastructural facilities, silting Rivers due to lack of dredging, air and water pollution from oil spills, poor maintenance of the few available facilities, and lack of community funding amongst others.

He also  appealed to all media outfits to continue with the good work to affect lives positively directly and indirectly, speak out and to tell the world only the truth about issues in and around Nigeria at all times, and shun fake news and hate Speech to avoid over heating the polity.

 He Commended the Support of his CEPEJ team on Support, which stated: "The wheels started rolling weeks ago with proper planning and a bird's eye for details. We have been fortunate to be backed by a team of very competent, highly motivated and dedicated staff, Management and Board members who know their jobs and are result-oriented.

"I cannot thank everyone enough for your individual involvement and willingness to take on and complete tasks beyond your comfort zones. We are indeed very grateful".

Speaking further, Comrade Mulade  also inform the media that CEPEJ's Media have been operational with local and international news, leveraging on the informatively rich mainstream media, that his team will be more visible in the media space this year to join in the call for a stronger Delta, support advocacy for development, good governance, poverty eradication, peace building and security.

"We thank you for being with us today and it is our pleasure to host you here at CEPEJ's  Headquarters.
Thank you and God bless", he added.

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