Over Seventy journalists drawn from different media organizations across the southwest of Nigeria are currently undergoing training on how to apply the most recent data to report issues relating to child rights and women.
The two-day media dialogue which focuses on the 2021 MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURYEY (MIS) is currently taken place at the Kakanfo Conference Centre, Ibadan Oyo State.
The training is organised by the United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF, Lagos Office in partnership with the National Orientation Agency NOA Lagos State.
Addressing the gathering, the Communication Officer, United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF, Blessing Ejiofor, said the importance of data in reporting could not be over emphasized.
According to her, the objective of the workshop is to share with media the result of the most recent survey which would assist them to report and analyze the situation of children and women in South West Nigeria in an informed way that would be convincing to the public.
She noted that UNICEF expects journalist to work on data driven stories and reports that highlights challenges faced by children and women in the society.
Also speaking the Director National Orientation Agency NOA Lagos, Dr. Waheed Isola welcomed participants and urged them to pay rapt attention so as to be armed with facts and figure needed in the reportage of issues affecting children and women.
The workshop is expected to be rounded off on Friday