The second edition of the 2023 “NLNG Change Your Story ” workshop, aimed at equipping journalists with cutting-edge digital communication and social media skills has ended in Abuja, with trainees attesting to the impact of the training and the inspiring role continues to play in building and enhancing the capacity of media practitioners
The annual capacity-building workshop, which held from 1st to 3rd August brought together a diverse group of over 25 journalists from various editorial sections in Abuja. The event, fully sponsored by NLNG, focused on mobile and multimedia journalism, offering participants a comprehensive learning experience.
At the workshop, Mr Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development, stated that NLNG remained steadfast in its commitment to empowering journalists with the tools and skills needed to effectively convey stories that resonate with the Nigerian populace in today’s rapidly evolving digital age.
Mr Odeh reiterated NLNG’s belief in fostering symbiotic relationships with its stakeholders, recognising their indispensable role in the company’s current and future success.
“The growth and triumph of NLNG’s stakeholders are inextricably tied to the company’s growth, and thus, capacity building remains a cornerstone of NLNG’s commitment to collective progress. NLNG’s dedication to capacity building is not mere rhetoric but a tangible commitment that bolsters the growth and success of both stakeholders and the nation. It is also in line with our vision of being a globally competitive LNG company helping to build a better Nigeria,” he said.
He added that NLNG’s quest for sustainability led to the recognition of digital communication and social media as the future of the media. He stated that the workshop was initiated in 2015 when eight journalists participated in the first #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop.
The workshop, delivered by seasoned journalist Mr Dan Mason in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic, led by Mr Taiwo Obe, proved to be a transformative experience for the participating journalists. Leveraging their wealth of knowledge and experience, these experts adeptly guided participants through the nuances of digital communication and social media, empowering them to take control of their narratives and shape the nation’s stories.
According to NLNG’s Acting Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Yemi Adeyemi, #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop has benefited over 90 journalists since 2015, reinforcing their digital communication and social media competencies. The workshop is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of state-of-the-art training. Journalists emerge equipped with the confidence and skills to embrace digital communication and social media.