Borno: CDD organises capacity training for media practitioners, others


The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has organised a 2-day capacity building workshop for media practitioners and religious/traditional leaders in Maiduguri, Borno state capital  to strengthen their knowledge and proficiency.

The  workshop,  which was held at Dujima Hotels banquet hall, Maiduguri from Tuesday -Wednesday,  was also aimed at interacting and  brainstorming with the participants on the  implementation of the existing Sulhu Alheri Ne-community programme that has been  on radio and journal publications among others.

Regional coordinator of the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD), North East,  Mr. Steve Amuda, in his welcome address, said the training was actually organised with focus  on  the Sulhu Alheri Ne-community reintegration motive.

Steve Amuda, represented CDD director, Idayat Hassan, stressed the importance of the workshop as a means of reintegrating the people. 

He added that the capacity building workshop was expected to equip and strengthen the participants with the useful information and knowledge required as considerable critical stakeholders.

A resource person, Professor Bamala Mustapha who spoke on  “Strengthening  Strategic Communications for Media Practitioners” and the roles of religious and traditional rulers, said one of the goals of the workshop  was to  improve on the capacity and knowledge of the media practitioners, religious and traditional rulers’ as leaders and influencers.