INFORMATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF TONY MOMOH’S “LETTER TO MY COUNTRYMEN”

Gideon Udechukwu Isika (PhD), Ekene S. Scotland

Abstract


The paper examines the critical role of information management in Nation building, especially the imperatives of reinforcing the status quo or existing pattern in order to promote and encourage a gradual move towards change (which incidentally is the mantra of the government of the day), meant to create new shared convictions and values. Tony Momoh’s “Letter to my Countrymen” over two decades ago, brings to memory a once radical attempt as it were, at welding the national ambivalence into a holistic frame through information sharing. Using historical survey approach and tenets in Cultural Norms Theory as framework, the paper contends that the Nation would not have been so divided as generally said today, where the values of this piece cherished and preserve.


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Information, development, analysis, letter, countrymen

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