The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said it is set to train journalists in Bauchi State on Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The Chairman, Bauchi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Ibrahim Goje, disclosed this on Thursday, during the opening ceremony of a three-day training on gender equity, safety and gender sensitive reporting.
He said the training was organized by women journalists in the state chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Norwegian Union of Journalists.
Malam Goje said the union has discussed with the agency on the training and it has given approval to conduct the training soon.
He also disclosed that over 250 journalists in the state were recently trained on ICT by the union in collaboration with Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi.
The NUJ boss commended the National Association of Women Journalists for organizing the workshop.
He also promised that the NUJ would continue to work with NAWOJ to build capacity of media practitioners in the state.
Responding, the state NAWOJ chairperson Mrs Bulak Afsa explained that the workshop was aimed at updating the knowledge of her members on safety and gender sensitive reporting adding that the workshop would also provide opportunity for women journalists to discuss problems affecting their profession and build their capacity.
Also, the special guest of honor who is the Chairman, caretaker Committee of Bogoro local Government, Mr Iliya Habila, advocated hazards allowances and insurance scheme for working journalists in the country pointing out that they face risks in the discharge of their duties.
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