By Abdullahi Yusuf
As part of its collaboration and continuing support for Nigerian journalists, the Dangote Group has commenced a training programme for no fewer than 50 newsmen in the Northwest of the country.
The workshop which began in Kano yesterday, has as its theme: Ethics, Skills and Personal Qualities for Reporting in the Digital Age”, and it is being coordinated by the Centre for Financial Journalism in Nigeria.
An earlier statement signed by the spokesman of Dangote Group, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, said the annual workshop is one in the series of others that had been conducted over the years, and in all the Geo-political zones of the country.
Chiejina said the training in Kano is also a reflection of the harmonious relationship between the Dangote Group and the Nigerian Media.
“The members of the Fourth Estate Of The Realm are our partners in progress. We need each other for Nigeria to develop. I am very sure that the theme for this year on Reporting in Digital Age will change their lives, as it is being handled by seasoned journalists and communication experts.”
Also speaking, media veteran and Chief Executive of the Centre for Financial Journalism, Dr. Ray Echebiri, said journalists can only be relevant when they continue to improve themselves via such training programmes.
A resource person, Mrs Aisha Sule, urged journalists not to relent in building themselves, advising that the collaboration with the Dangte Group and other staekholders should be sustained.
A participant and Chairman of the Kano State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist(NUJ), Comrade Abbas Ibrahim, commended the company for the exercise, and urged fellow participants to leverage on the knowledge they would acquire from the training to develop themselves.
On her part, Chairperson of the NUJ in Kaduna State, Mrs Asmau Halilu, described the workshop as timely and commended the company for its robust relationship with the media.