Akwanga, Nasarawa State – In preparation for the upcoming off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States, the European Union’s Support to Democratic Governance Programme has taken a significant step in supporting the free and fair electoral process. A recent training session for journalists covering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was conducted in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
The training, aimed at equipping journalists with the necessary skills and knowledge to report on the elections accurately and objectively, attracted participants from various media houses across the country. With the role of the media being pivotal in ensuring transparency and accountability during elections, this initiative seeks to enhance the capacity of journalists to perform their watchdog function effectively.
Participants underwent intensive training sessions covering a range of topics, including election reporting ethics, electoral processes, and the role of the media in promoting democracy. Seasoned experts in the field of journalism and election coverage led these informative sessions.
The European Union’s Support to Democratic Governance Programme has been actively involved in promoting democratic values and practices across Nigeria. Their support for journalism training ahead of the upcoming elections demonstrates their commitment to fostering a robust democratic culture in the country.
As the training in Akwanga concludes, journalists are expected to return to their respective states equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to report on the electoral process fairly and accurately. With the European Union’s support, the media is poised to play a vital role in ensuring a transparent and credible election in the three states.