The Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), the umbrella body of all journalists in Nigeria covering the automobile/automotive industry, has concluded plans to hold the second edition of its an annual training workshop for the nation’s auto journalists in collaboration with industry stakeholders.
|Members of NAJA at last year’s event.
The 2-day training edition is scheduled to hold between June 8th and 9th, 2017 to help the participating journalists garner more knowledge and depth of reporting the industry and also equip them with necessary intellectual tools with which to analyze critical issues as it affects the automobile and allied industries.
It would be recalled that the maiden edition of the training workshop held in Lagos last year titled Driving Skill For Life (DSFL) had Ford Motor Company of South Africa as the major sponsor with support from industry stakeholders in the country while Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) delivered the keynote address.
According to Mike Ochonma, Vice President of the Association and Head, Organizing Committee the of 2017 NAJA Training/Workshop, stated that the rationale for instituting the annual training is to encourage capacity building and continuous learning among journalists to move them from the level of reporting to analysis and a career building platform for the journalists.
Resource persons are expected from top professionals within the automobile, the academia and allied strategic industries both from within Nigeria and outside the country. Already, some auto companies and related government agencies have keyed into this year’s training.