Nigerian Ports Authority Trains Maritime Reporters
By Clementine Okonye
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman has asked maritime reporters to take advantage of social media to project the maritime sector positively.
Mrs Usman, acknowledged that the digital mobile and social media have taken centre stage in news dissemination, and urged Nigerian maritime reporters not to be left out.
The NPA collaborated with the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information on a 3-day training program tagged “Challenges and Opportunities for Maritime News Reportage in an Increasing Digital Mobile and Social Media Environment” in Lagos.
The NPA chief executive who was represented by Head of Graphics and Production Unit of NPA, Akosile Kayode noted that the advent of the new media has changed the face of journalism in Nigeria hence the need for NPA to train maritime journalist on the dynamics of the new media.
In a related development, media practitioners were urged to redouble their efforts to know more about the new media, in order to meet up with the shift to digital journalism.
The Zonal Director Nigerian Television Authority, Lawal Ahmed gave this charge at the 3-day training.
“My prayer and hope is that after haven attended this event, it would have opened their minds and eyes to the reality of the possibility that are there on the social media and internet space, so it is up to them to really go back sit down, think and see how they can add value to the mix otherwise they become irrelevant in no time.”