Sunday, April 14, 2024

Nigeria in dire need of more investigative journalists – Ex KADPOLY Rector, Yakubu


Former Rector of Kaduna State Polytechnic, Dr Nuru Yakubu has stated Nigeria wants extra investigative reporters who’re dedicated to vary and prepared to unravel the wrong-doings within the society.

He added that such journalists should be pushed by values, patriotism, nationalism, transparency and accountability.

Nuru said this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Wednesday on the ongoing 3-day Broadcast Investigation Coaching for journalists within the South-South organized by Every day Belief Basis in partnership with MacArthur Basis.

He regretted that enough investigative reporting had not been carried out on the tv and radio platforms.

In line with him, “It’s the imaginative and prescient of the Basis that broadcast journalists would do extra investigative reporting within the curiosity of the expansion of Nigeria. We consider that every one journalists right here, at this workshop, are curious about change in Nigeria.

“There might be no change besides ills within the society are uncovered. We should do the form of journalism that’s pushed by values of patriotism, nationalism, transparency and accountability.

“Professionals who’ve imbibed these values can not look away the place there are wrong-doings within the society. In a nutshell, the nation wants many extra investigative reporters who’re dedicated to vary than we’ve in the meanwhile.

In his goodwill message on behalf of the Akwa Ibom State authorities, the Commissioner for Info, Ini Ememobong, recommended the Basis for coaching journalists in different media organisations regardless of being their rivals whilst he urged contributors to cultivate what they’ve learnt.

His phrases, “After we spend money on coaching, we make investments sooner or later. The egalitarian nature of the Every day Belief Basis should be famous. You possibly can nonetheless have gotten this funding and made it an in-house coaching with Every day Belief reporters alone, however you are actually coaching your rivals.

“That’s the lovely a part of it, You might be coaching individuals with out the worry that they’ll use the data you’ve gotten facilitated them to get to outdo you available in the market.

“That’s the place the difficulty of adversarial collaboration is available in as a result of, on the vendor’s palms, all of your titles are rivals, however once we come into the democratization processes of our nation, your complete press turns into one household, and that’s the place the collaboration is.”

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