VOA Trains Nigerian Journalists On Entrepreneurial Reporting
The Voice of America (VOA) International is training Nigerian journalists and students on business and entrepreneurial reporting, as part of efforts to promote entrepreneurship development in Nigeria.
Declaring the four-day training workshop open in Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria, the Chief of Hausa Service of the VOA Washington DC, Mr Leo Keyen, expressed worry over the inadequate reportage on activities of entrepreneurs in the face of massive unemployment in Nigeria.
He explained that the aim of the training was to awake and equip media practitioners in Nigeria on how to report entrepreneurial development better in such a way that it would provoke people to action.
According to him, the training would help promote entrepreneurship as a key driver of economic development, with a view to turning the economic fortune of Nigeria around particularly as economic recession bites harder.
He further said the training would also expose students of mass communication in tertiary institutions to entrepreneurial journalism that would spur their interest and intellect in promoting businesses activities to thrive.
At the training centre were journalists from selected media organisations and students from Universities who were undergoing a four-day training programme on business and entrepreneurship journalism.
The aim of the workshop is to train journalists on how to cover and disseminate information on entrepreneurship and business, with focus on prospect, development, challenges and highlight sources of funds.
The Head of Mass Communication Department, Kaduna State University, Professor Suleiman Salau, said the training would expose the students with the needed skills to make a difference in their future careers.
Excited participants said they were learning new skills that would assist them deliver better in the field.
The training is being organised in collaboration with Kaduna State University (KASU), with the support from Broadcasting Board of Governors.
A total of 36 trainees are taking part in the workshop.