Abdkareem Idris

The United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF, on Thursday in Ibandan, launched a two day media dialogue with focus on 2021 MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURYEY (MICS) for Southwest Journalists.

Over Seventy journalists drawn from different media organizations across the southwest of Nigeria are participating in the dialogue currently holding at the Kakanfo Conference Centre, Ibadan Oyo State.

Objective of the training is how to apply the most recent data to report issues relating to child rights and women.

The training is organised by the United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF, Lagos Office in partnership with the National Orientation Agency NOA Lagos State.

Addressing the gathering, the Communication
Officer, United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF, Blessing Ejiofor, said the importance of data in reporting could not be over emphasized.

According to her, the objective of the workshop is to share with media the result of the most recent survey which would assist them to report and analyze the situation of children and women in South West Nigeria in an informed way that would be convincing to the public.

She noted that UNICEF expects journalist to work on data driven stories and reports that highlights challenges faced by children and women in the society.

Also speaking the Director National Orientation Agency NOA Lagos, Dr. Waheed Isola welcomed participants and urged them to pay rapt attention so as to be armed with facts and figure needed in the reportage of issues affecting children and women.

The workshop is expected to be rounded off on Friday.