This topic entails an attempt to analyze the importance of communication towards nation building without restriction to a particular sector or a particular approach to nation building.
Therefore it is imperative to explain the root words in the question for a better understanding. Herein, we have communication and nation building as the key words whereas imperatives which is the means importance, role or function.
Communication in the context of a general study means the transfer of information from one person to another. It is usually purposeful activity of exchanging information and meaning across space and time using various technical and natural means whichever is available or preferred. Communication can verbal or non verbal wherein the former is either written or unwritten.
Nation Building is a phrase that best describes the entire activity involved in the process of growth and development of a nation. It includes efforts, ideologies and policies geared towards the progress of the state. It refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. It thus refers to the broad process through which nations come into being.
To this effect, we shall examine the following roles or imperativeness of communication in nation building.
Communication sets the stage for a united effort in nation building:
This means that communication aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. This is done through the exchange of common, values, thoughts, ideas, and interests through a verbal and non verbal form. It maintains coherence and smooth merger of interests and opinions with little or no conflict. In essence, it is through communication that ethic groups, interest groups or individuals come together to a national goal. It enables collaboration and cooperation.
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