By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Journalists from the UNICEF Nigeria Bauchi Field Office supported states of Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Plateau and Jigawa have benefitted from a two-day training on ethical reporting on child survival, development and protection at the Destination Hotel in Bauchi, organized by the Bauchi State Television (BATV) with support from UNICEF Nigeria Bauchi field office.
In a remark at the commencement of the training, the Managing Director of BATV Alhaji Ibrahim Idris Shall, who was represented by the Director News and Program, Ibrahim Sani, said BATV has a long standing partnership with UNICEF in all areas of development especially as it effects children and women.
The managing director said, “We partner with UNICEF in the areas of community mobilization, creating awareness and giving publicity that assist in mitigating challenges associated in making the lives of children and women more productive and healthy. We also partner to see to the elimination of Polio amongst children”, among others.
While calling on the Participants to pay attention during the Training, the MD charged them “not to relent in reporting children and women issues and as journalists, you have a duty to uphold professional ethics in carrying out your duties”.
Also speaking, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist in the UNICEF Bauchi office, Drissa Yeo, who spoke on behalf of UNICEF said the training is timely considering the vital roles journalists are playing in making UNICEF program achieve results in issues that centers around women and children.