Working Journalists in Bauchi State will soon be trained on using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in order to become more efficient and professional in their operation.
The disclosure was made by the Chairman, Bauchi State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Ibrahim Malam Goje during the opening ceremony of a three day training on Gender equity, safety and gender-sensitive reporting for women journalists organized by the Bauchi state chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Norwegian Union of Journalists held in Bauchi.
Malam Goje said that the Union has discussed with the Agency on the training and it has given the approval to conduct the training soon.
According to him, over 250 journalists in the state were recently trained on ICT by the union in collaboration with Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi.
He therefore commended the National Association of Women Journalists for organizing the workshop promising that NUJ would continue to work hand in hand with NAWOJ to build the capacity of media practitioners in the state.
Also speaking, the special guest of honor and 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 course of their duties.
Earlier, 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.
She said the workshop would also provide an opportunity for the women journalists to discuss problems affecting their profession and build their capacity.