By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Information Officers in Nasarawa State are to undergo training on modern trend of journalism for effective service delivery.
The state commissioner for information, culture and Tourism, Mr Abdulhamid Kwarra, who said this on Monday in Lafia, told newsmen that the training was to sharpen the skills of the information officers for high productivity and efficiency in the discharge of their duties.
Kwara said that Gov. Tanko Al-makura’s administration was media-friendly and would continue to engage the media at all times.
“The ministry is planning to organize in-house training for information officers in the state in order to meet up with modern trends of journalism.
“This is part of the commitment of the state government to improve journalists and workers’ capacity,” he said.
The commissioner advised information officers in the state to be cautious of the dangers posed by the social media and brace up to the challenges it
posed to factual information transmission.
He also called on journalists in the state to ensure balance in their reports “in the interest of peace and for the socio-economic development
of the state.”
He urged journalists to adhere strictly to the ethnics of their profession, to
guarantee fairness, accuracy and balance.