NEMA train journalists on disaster reporting

The workshop aims to sharpen the techniques of media practitioners on the role of the media in proper reporting of the NEMA’s activities and emergencies.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Thursday that it would train journalists on how best to report disasters in the country.

Alhaji Abubakar Kanar, the North East Zonal Coordinator of the agency, disclosed this in a statement issued in Yola.

Kanar said that NEMA would organise a one-day sensitisation workshop on the role of media in disaster management and control for journalists in the region.

The statement explained that the workshop was designed to sharpen the techniques of media practitioners from the zone on the role of the media in proper reporting of the agency’s activities and emergencies.

“It is in view of the aforementioned that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is organizing workshops for critical stakeholders and media practitioners at the Zonal level on the role of the media in reporting emergencies and sensitisation for checkmating the re-occurrences of flood related disasters,” Kanar said.

The coordinator noted that the recent flood disasters that claimed several lives and property, and displaced many communities needed appropriate management.

According to him, the essence of disaster management was to protect people’s lives, properties and the environment in general.

“The key to attaining success is the involvement of all jurisdictions, sectors, disciplines and resources in an organised and coordinated manner.

“The media is viewed as a critical stakeholder in information dissemination; before, during and after emergencies,” he said.

Kanar added that more than 50 different media organisations are expected to receive the training.

The workshop would hold on March 13, in Yola, Adamawa.


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