No fewer than 30 journalists in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT participated in a two-day training organised by the United Nations Information Centre, UNIC in collaboration with the Media Awareness and Information for all Networks, MAIN.
The training workshop according to UNIC is meant to equip journalists with deeper knowledge and ethics required to do their jobs better in SDGs reportages.
The UNIC National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun stated that the training which cuts across the six geo-political zones of the country- Maiduguri, Kano, Abuja, Uyo, Lagos and Enugu aimed at grooming 300 journalists towards practicing sustainable journalism.
Soremekun admonished the participants to ensure that the knowledge acquired in the course of the training is beneficial to them in particular and the country at large.
He said “This workshop will increase the capacities of practicising journalists in SDGs reportage. We have visited some states in Nigeria and by next week, the train will move to UYo. We hope to train over 300 journalists on sustainable journalism.”
Also at the event, the Chairman, Prof. Lai Oso explained that participants will be exposed to economic, environmental and social reporting from the “lens of sustainability”.
Oso expressed optimism that the outcome of the training would be impactful and beneficial to the participants.
One of the participants, John Adegwu said “This training is an eye opener. The realities in our jobs are explained here to enable us handle any issue that comes up afterwards.”