The Executive Manager of BOCODEP, Dr. Abubakar Muazu has charged Nigerians on prioritizing anti-corruption and accountability ahead of the 2023 elections specially in Borno Province.
Dr. Muazu stated this during a workshop on Fri in Maiduguri, the Borno Province working capital.
He said the Maiduguri based organization, was founded in 1993 with the sole aim of working for good governance, peace building, human rights, and media evolution.
Represented by the Administration Chief of BOCODEP, Malam Mohammed Wuyo said the organization deemed it fit to organize such a workshop for media practitioners to brainstorm on the needs, measures and strategic frameworks on how to effectively and professionally educate journalists in handling elections matters.
He also said the workshop will assist journalists understand elections processes as good ensure transparency and accountability in the electoral system as section of the social responsibleness and watchdog role of the mass media to the society.
He farther explained that as the 2023 full general elections are approaching, it became essential to educate the media practitioners with a view to sensitize both the public and politicians to be responsible and fulfill their electioneering cause promises to the people.
“This will be reach by way of making them accountable and responsible to the electorate and the society at big,” he said.
A facilitator at the workshop, Dr. Musa Usman Konduga of The Department of Mass Communication, Academy of Maiduguri, educated the journalists on the Mass Media Changing Roles and Responsibleness and Mass Media and Political Awareness Issues in Nigeria. An Overview of Mass Media and the Coverage of Corruption and Good Governance as good as Looking Ahead: The 2023 Elections and the Media amongst others were discussed at the workshop.
Other areas on how the mass media can influence changes by playing its role in the society effectively without fearfulness and professionally as if by the law and structure was also considered as section of the workshop.
Participants were drawn from both the impress, broadcast and online media practitioners based in Maiduguri, Borno Province.
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