Premium Times, NGF charge Nigerian journalists on credible reporting
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on November 7, 2019
A two-day journalism training on Budget Tracking and Data-Driven Journalism has begun in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The training is organised by Premium Times in partnership with the Nigeria Governors Forum.
In his opening remarks, the Editor-in-chief of Premium Times, Mr Musikilu Mojeed charged the Nigerian journalists to remain committed to making government officials accountable in order to entrench good governance at all levels.
Mr Mojeed urged journalists to always provide credible information to the public and in order to make informed decisions.
He also encouraged Media organisations to commit more resources to the training and retraining of their journalists on investigative and data-driven journalism in order to effect positive changes in the society.
Mr Mojeed emphasized the need for journalists to adopt excellent idea of crusade journalism to bring accountability and good governance in the country.
According to him, good journalism will remain short-supply in Nigeria if journalists do not purge themselves of corruption.
Also speaking, the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Mr Asishana Okauru challenged Nigerian journalists to always come up with well researched reports that would effect positive changes at all levels.
Mr Okauru advised journalists to imbibe integrity and professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities to present credible reports.
Mr Okauru who explained that the NGF Secretariat operates as a policy hub for the state governors said the Secretariat was working towards the entrenchment of global best practices at sub-national level
Our Staff Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki is among about fifty journalists from across the country attending the two day training.
Written by Abdulrosheed Okiki @okikitweets