Signis Nigeria and Affiliate Bodies Invaluable to Church Evangelization Mission, Clergy Affirms
Catholic News Service of Nigeria || 11 June 2018
The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu has described Signis Nigeria and all the affiliate bodies of the association as very invaluable to the evangelization apostolate of the Church in the country.
Fr Madu made this remark in his address to delegates at the Signis Nigeria Second National Delegates Assembly, held at JCT Guest House of the National Pilgrimage and Eucharistic Adoration Centre, Elele, near Port Harcourt, Rives State, recently. The theme for the Assembly was: Communication for the Promotion of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation in Nigeria.
Going down memory lane on the contributions of Signis Nigeria and its affiliate bodies to the reach-out apostolate of the Church in the country since inception in 2010; Fr. Madu stressed that they cannot afford to be found wanting in the discharge of their valuable responsibilities to the Bishops’ Conference and the Church in Nigeria. He commended Signis Nigeria’s collaboration with the Directorate of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), particularly with regards to the establishment of functional affiliate bodies like: the Association of Diocesan/Religious Directors of Communication (ADRDAC); the Catholic Artistes and Entertainers Association of Nigeria (CAEAN) and Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN).
While commending the first President of the association, Very Rev. Fr. Walter Ihejirika and his executive for a job well done in laying a solid foundation for the body in their six years in office, and the effective coordination of the affiliated bodies; Fr. Madu added that the effective and impressive participation of Fr. Ihejirika at the continental and international programmes of Signis World are also worthy of commendation.
He added: “This has made Signis World to make you the President of Signis Africa and saddled you with the responsibility of revitalizing the continental body. I know it has not been a bed of roses to build this enviable status, and the Church hierarchy in Nigeria is really proud of your achievements within and outside the country.”