…Donates 200 chairs
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has sponsored a training programme for the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Bayelsa State Council, as part of its human capacity building initiatives.
The theme of the training was “promoting local participation in the oil, gas and maritime sectors: tasks before the media,” and it featured presentations from the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, a communication teacher and a public relations expert.
The Board also used the opportunity of the workshop to donate 200 chairs to the NUJ secretariat.
The General Manager, Corporate Services and Logistics, NCDMB, Mr. Abdulmalik Halilu who represented the Executive Secretary commended the media practitioners for their support to the implementation of the Nigerian Content Act and assured them of the Board’s continued collaboration.
According to him, “the Board has partnered with NUJ in many ways in the past and this is because we see NUJ as partners in progress.”
Halilu charged members of the union to continue propagating the Local Content policy of the Federal government, adding that the Board needs the media to disseminate its programmes and successes recorded in the implementation process.
Responding, the State Chairman of the NUJ, Comrade John Angese thanked the Board for its philanthropic gesture, assuring that members of the Union will embark on developmental journalism to further publicize activities of the Board and the Federal Government.