By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
The Nigerian Editors Guild (NGE) says it is partnering with the United States Embassy in Nigeria to train journalists on media freedom and opening civic space in the six geopolitical zones of the country. country.
Mr. Mustapha Isah, the president of NGE, revealed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency Sunday in Abuja.
Isah said that for many years the Guild had never had this kind of collaboration, recalling that when he was elected to Kano, he promised to seek credible organizations for sponsorship.
“We contacted the US Embassy, submitted a proposal and they called us for a discussion. We met their criteria and they approved $ 200,000.
“We will do training on media freedom and opening up civic space in the six geopolitical zones of the country. We are grateful to them and we will be starting the process very soon.
“The first training we are going to organize will take place in Lagos in November. It will be the kick-off. After that, we take him to other areas of the country.
“This is because, as a journalist, you have to constantly update your knowledge to be relevant; what you know yesterday will expire today.
“Our duty is to inform the public and if you are not well informed, you cannot properly inform the public, which is why journalists have to update their knowledge,” he stressed.
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