Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTV), is set to host the first meeting of African Catholic Television Stations. The meeting, which is the first of its kind in Africa is scheduled to hold at the CTV Office, 51 Mabolo Street, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja from 24th June – 2nd July 2023. The one week training session is sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) an international organization based in Germany. The reason for the training is to improve the quality and content of Catholic Television Stations in Africa. Six African countries expected to participate in the training programme. They include Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, South Sudan, Uganda and Nigeria, which have been specially selected for the pilot program. The training is aimed at high quality production of television programmes and collaboration among sister Catholic televisions in Africa.
It is hoped that during the conference, an association of Catholic television stations in Africa would be formed for the purpose of exchanging programmes and knowledge among Catholic Stations across African continent. A team of trainers comprising of German Cinematographers and Polish Experts would be leading the training course sessions, which are to be attended by 21 persons across the selected African countries. It would be recalled that last year, eight members of CTV had a major training in Ghana through the ACN partnership. The Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja and Director, Catholic Television, Nigeria, Very Rev. Fr Patrick Alumuku disclosed that the training sessions would also be attended by Mr Mark Riedemann who will be the leading representative of Aid to the Church in need. Fr. Alumuku revealed that the line up of event for the participants would also include a courtesy visit to the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama.