ABDULLAHI Ganduje of Kano State has tasked the media on self-promotion, to enhance public enlightenment and encourage sustainable development of the industry.
Ganduje gave the challenge at the inauguration of a three-day training exercise for women journalists on Gender Equity and Safety, in Kano on Wednesday.
The governor, represented by the state’s Commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, noted that social and economic sectors of the society depended on the media for promotion, yet the industry got little promotion from itself.
Ganduje expressed satisfaction with the performance of female media practitioners, and pledged support to women journalists for sustainable development in the state.
He said that the state government had adopted gender sensitive measures to fast track aggressive gender mainstreaming in the administration of the state.
“At the inception of this administration, we made a lot of appointments and promoted women in various spheres that has never been done in Kano State.
“We appointed 14 female Permanent Secretaries to mainstream gender equality in the civil service.” Gandju said.
In a remark, the NAWOJ National Chairperson, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, urged the participants to avail themselves the opportunities and ensure effective utilisation of skills learnt in the exercise to improve their productivity.
Omowole stressed the need for the media practitioners to prioritise knowledge sharing and expansion to enhance ideas transfer in the society.
Also speaking, Mrs Bilkisu Ado, Chairperson, Kano State chapter of the association, expressed satisfaction with the high level of participation in the exercise.
NAN reports that the training exercise was organised in collaboration between the NAWOJ, the Norwegian Union of Journalists and United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF).
About 30 participants drawn from various media organisations in Kano attended the exercise.
– Sept. 29, 2020 @ 18:05 GMT