By Khadija Aliyu
40 journalists in Kano, were trained by stallion times media services, in collaboration with Wole Soyinka center for investigative journalism (WSCIJ),on investigative journalism.
The workshop, under the governance and media literacy project tagged “Get involved Dialogue and Improve G-DRIP” is a Project initiated by Stallion Times, supported by Wole Soyinka center for investigative journalism, which attracted journalists from print, broadcast and new media.
In his remarks, Chairman Kano State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Abbas Ibrahim explained that, section 22 of the 1999 constitution gives the press that prerogative, and to that end, newsmen should explore investigative journalism as the fourth estate of the realm.
He charged journalists to be consistent in their quest to keep duty bearers accountable.
Speaking during the training, stallion times editor-in-Chief, Isiyaku Ahmed, pointed out that, the three-year project is geared towards improving media responsibility as well as, promoting good governance and accountability.
He hinted that, Stallion Times media services, engaged Journalists in order to empower them, with new trends in investigative journalism.
“We consider that Journalists are running away from investigative reportage or in-depth stories, that is why we intend to do this training, to provide participants with training in the skills needed to be successful as investigative Reporters on major issues that directly affect the lives of the public”
Some of the participants who spoke to Radio Nigeria, Abubakar Abdulqadir Dan Gambo, Bashir Bello and Halima Abuabakar described the training as apt.
They promised to use the knowledge gained judiciously, through indepth investigative and reporting,to ensure corporate bodies are safe from corruption.
Radio Nigeria reports that, the essence of the workshop is to equip journalists with the skills of presenting investigative reports, especially in the area of corruption, to ensure good governance and accountability.