2020 Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Training will take place on December 12 at the Golden Tulip Hotel Essential, Lagos.
All is now set for this year’s edition of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Training/Capacity Building programme on Saturday, December 12, 2020. This year’s edition will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Essential, located on airport road, Lagos.
Despite this year’s coronavirus pandemic which affected businesses, this 2020 NAJA has the support of Coscharis Motors plc. In the meantime, Stallion Automobile group, Massilia Motors Limited and Cars45 Limited also supported the training. This collaboration focuses on contribution towards the growth of the automotive industry in Nigeria and globally.
Meanwhile, this year’s training/capacity programme paper presentations hang on two themes; ”The Role Of Nigeria’s Automotive Journalists Amid COVID-19 Era’. Dr Oscah Odiboh would deliver the lecture; a lecturer at Convenant University Otta, Ogun State.
The second paper which is line with the digital migration in present day journalism is titled; ‘Utilising Social Media Tools in News Reportage By Journalists”; by Yusuf Aweda Jimoh, a microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Network and Software Engineer would do the presentation.
Expected at the event to give key note addresses are Aliyu Jelani, director-general, National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC) and Boboye Oyeyemi, corp marshal, Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC).
According to Mike Ochonma, Associate Editor of BusinessDay and Chairman, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), the one-day training programme aims at enriching and expanding the knowledge of journalists in the topics slated. This is because, automotive industry remains one of the critical sectors in the country and globally that cannot be ignored by government, foreign and private investors.
According to him, ”Journalism is massively taking a new dimension in the face of digital migration. Hence, this is making it imperative for reporters to have analytical mind and be well informed in the beats that they cover.
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Recall that Ford Motors South Africa (FMCSA) in collaboration with Coscharis Motors were the lead sponsors of the first and second editions held in 2016 and 2017.
Stallion Motors Nigeria Limited, with Nissan Motors South Africa was the lead sponsors of the 2018 edition.
The NAJA training workshop is an annual training programme. It comes to being to refresh the minds of practicing auto journalists on the trend of auto journalism worldwide.
Members of the association cuts across over reputable print, electronic and online media outfits across the country.