The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalism (NGIJ) has concluded plans to host its maiden Investigative Journalism seminar for members nationwide.
In a statement signed by its National Vice President, Information and Strategy, Israel Bolaji-Gbadamosi, NGIJ National President, Ayoyemi Mojoyinola said the maiden two-day seminar was aimed at providing a robust refresher course for the members.
According to the statement, the seminar scheduled to hold in Lagos on April 30 and May 1, 2021 will also enhance the investigative journalists’ performances and efficiency, especially in view of prevailing challenges of modern-day journalism in Nigeria.
Mojoyinola said, “The need for training and retraining cannot be over emphasised, especially in the 21st century which is largely driven by the knowledge economy.
“Our nation is currently faced with myriad challenges of leadership, corruption, weak economy and insecurity.
“Investigative journalism has become quite relevant and critically required more than ever as the need for public equity, accountability, transparency and good governance is so earnestly desired by the nation”, 500.00 the NGIJ President said.
The statement added that “Given the challenges of the times, NGIJ’s resolve to continually equip members across the nation with relevant skills, and acquaint them with modern trends, tools and techniques for enhanced and effective performance is further demonstrated through this upcoming seminar.”
He remarked that the seminar which was being organised in collaboration with Journalism in Nigeria (JNG) will feature various experts including Fisayo Soyombo, Multiple Award winning Investigative Journalist, Emmanuel Osideko of LASPOTECH, and Oba Adeoye, Former Director, News & Programmes, LTV.
Others are Ohi Odaia, Director of News, ARISE NEWS TV; Dapo Daramola of Prima Garnet Group, Barrister Ayo Odukale, among others who are scheduled to anchor various sessions amid strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.