NGE partner U.S Embassy to train journalists on freedom



The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) says it is partnering the U.S Embassy Nigeria to train journalists on media freedom and of civic space across the six geopolitical zones of the country.


Mr Mustapha Isah, the President of NGE, disclosed this an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday Abuja.


Isah said for many years, the Guild had never had this kind of collaboration, recalling that when he was elected Kano he to look for credible organisations for sponsorship.


“We contacted the U.S Embassy, submitted proposal and they called us for a discussion. We met criteria and they approved $200,000. Going by the current exchange rate, it could be over N1 million.


going to do training on Media Freedom and the Civic Space across the six geopolitical zones of the the country. grateful to them and very soon we will start the process.


“The first training going to hold is Lagos November. That is going to be the kick off. After that, we take it to other zones of the country.


“This is because, as a journalist, there is need to constantly your knowledge to be relevant; you know yesterday will expire today.


“Our duty is to inform the public and if you are not informed, you cannot inform the public correctly, that is why journalists need to update knowledge,” he stressed. (NAN)