Despite the negative effects of this year’s corona virus pandemic on businesses, leading auto industry stakeholders have offered supports to this year’s Nigerian Auto Journalists’ Training and Capacity building programme.
The annual event, which holds on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Golden Tulip Hotel Essential, located on airport road, Lagos is being sponsored by Coscharis Motors plc, Stallion Automobile group, Massilia Motors Limited and Cars45 Limited.
Organized annually by Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), this year’s programme is anchored on two themes one of which is :”The Role of Nigeria’s Automotive Journalists Amid COVID-19 Era’ to be presented by Dr Oscah Odiboh, a lecturer at Covenant University Otta, Ogun State.
The second topic, which is in line with the digital migration in present day journalism is titled: “Utilizing Social Media Tools in News Reportage By Journalists”, to be presented by Yusuf Aweda Jimoh, a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Network and Software Engineer.
Also expected to deliver keynote addresses at the event are Aliyu Jelani, Director General, National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC) and Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC).
Commenting on the upcoming event, the NAJA Chairman, Mike Ochonma, said the annual programme is more relevant today, because Journalism is massively taking a new dimension in the face of digital migration, which makes it imperative for reporters to have analytical mind and be well informed in the beats that they cover.
“The one-day training programme, therefore,” he pointed out, “is expected to enrich and expand the knowledge of journalists in the topics slated, as the automotive industry remains one of the critical sectors in the country and globally that cannot be ignored by government, foreign and private investors.”
Stallion Motors Nigeria Limited, with Nissan Motors South Africa, sponsored the 2018 edition.
The NAJA training workshop is an annual training programme, organized to refresh the minds of practicing auto journalists on the trend of auto journalism worldwide.
Members of the association cuts across over reputable print, electronic and online media outfits across the country.
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