Managing Director of LightWorld & Industries Nigeria Limited in Warri, Delta State, Ambassador Nwangwu Anthony Ejiofor has harped on the key role of the media in societal development.
Ejiofor, while speaking recently when the executive and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Delta Broadcasting Service Warri Chapel led by the chairman Comrade Sonia Unobunjo paid him a courtesy call posited that the media can be seen to be relevant when their reportage or information dissemination contributes to the growth of their immediate environment.
While emphasising that the relevance of the media should be felt more in their area of operations, the LightWorld MD urged journalists in Delta State to explore other modern channels of communication like Facebook and Twitter in the dissemination of information to their target audience.
Mr Ejiofor who was very passionate about the way and manner journalism practice is being practised in the Warri area and Delta State at large noted that broadcasting has gone beyond sitting in the living room to listen to the radio or watch television to keep up to date with happenings.
The Warri-based businessman who deals in all kinds of home interiors including bulletproof doors, Chandeliers, Jacuzzis, and heavy duty generating plants, noted that the economy of Delta State can improve when government and other individuals patronise and encourage indigenous investors to thrive.
He enjoined practising journalists under the NUJ DBS Warri Chapel and other media practitioners in the Warri area to promote the economic viability of the area stressing that the idea of the state government patronising businesses outside the state has further worsened the economic woes of investors in the state.
Earlier, the chairman of NUJ DBS Warri Chapel, Comrade Sonia Unobunjo commended the MD LightWorld & Industries Nigeria Limited, Ambassador Nwangwu Anthony Ejiofor, for distinguishing himself by injecting fresh ideas into the business world and creating employment.
Comrade Unobunjo disclosed that the Union has carefully watched with keen interest his contributions to the development of his immediate environment and encouraged him not to relent.
“We the executive and members of NUJ DBS Warri Chapel want to particularly commend you for your Christmas gifts to women especially the widows in Warri South, Uvwie and Udu Local Government Areas of Delta State.
“We say big kudos for putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged in society. In fact, you have continued to demonstrate what it really takes to give back to society as part of your Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“The NUJ DBS Warri Chapel is proud to identify with you and seeks that partnership that would be mutually beneficial with you and your organisation,” Unobunjo emphasized.
Comrade Felix Ekwu, Assistant Secretary, NUJ Delta State Council and a former Secretary of the NUJ DBS Warri Chapel, Comrade Patrick Edema, who spoke in the same vein pledged the commitment of journalists in the Chapel to fostering the socio-economic development of Warri area and Delta State at large through their reportage.