Lafiya-UK Trains Journalists On Human Capital Development

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By; AMOS MATHEW, Kaduna

In an effort to improve accountability in Human Capital Development (HCD), an NGO, known as Lafiya-UK gathered journalists from various media organizations in Zaria, Kaduna State for a serious training on the use of innovative media solutions to improved  HCD.

The experts from Lafiya-UK, also brought to the fore, the importance in the growth and survival of man and organizations.

According to the experts, it would be encouraged in developing mechanism with initial focus on Kaduna and then to be replicated in other states in the North.

Speaking at the event, an Advocacy Expert, Dr. Ashiru Hamza Mohammed, made  series of presentations on Human Capital Development ,(HCD) and drew the attention of participants on how they could contribute towards achieving the set goals.

He said having taking firm roots in Kaduna, the programme  would be extended to Kano, Jigawa, Borno- and Yobe States.

He reiterated that the mandate of the programme which had commenced in Kaduna was to improve the health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable groups .

He spoke on the importance of data in achieving reliable outcomes and research findings, and enjoined journalists to support advocacies with data in their reportage to not only help policy makers in planning, but compel them to act.

Mr. Elkanah Aliyu, an official of the NGO, explained that the  success of a Nigerian U.K support Programme for health, being Implemented in Kaduna State, is when Nigeria achieved well nourished and well educated population.

“This can however be realised through acquisition of skills to access jobs and livelihood to help grow the economy,” he said.

The Expert strongly believed in the use of innovative media solutions to improved accountability in human capital development, having been encouraged in developing mechanism with initial focus on Kaduna and then to be replicated in other states covered by the programme.

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