A one- day media training on early warning and response reporting put together for journalists in Enugu by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), has ended with a call for robust synergy between newsmen and relevant stakeholders.
The organisation stated the need for building synergy through formation of emergency response team, led by the media comprising relevant authorities to enhance coordination and confidentiality in information sharing on Early Warning and Early Response process.
In his remark at the event held Thursday in Enugu, executive director of (CISLAC)/Transparency International in Nigeria, Mr. Auwal Ibrahim – Musa (Rafsanjani) stated that the training, organised in collaboration with Open Society Foundation (OSF), was put together with a view to building the capacity of participants on issues concerning early warning response and reporting, especially in the present day Nigeria characterised by various forms of conflicts.
He said: “The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria has been advocating adequate reform in the defence and security sector since 2014 through various projects focusing on strengthening citizen’s participation towards peace and security, Reconciliation and stability in Nigeria engaging state and non-state actors towards the passage, ascent and implementation of the national IDP Act in Nigeria; “Increase transparency and accountability in the defence sector, protection of civilians in armed conflict and civilian harm mitigation.
The organization, he added, has been “Building community Resilience and Social Protection in the North East.”
Rafsanjani who spoke through CISLAC senior programme officer, Mrs. Bertha Ogbimi said, “Throughout these interventions, CISLAC/TI-Nigeria had conducted series of high-level engagements with defence and security agencies, members of relevant committees in National Assembly, executives, civil society, media groups as well as other state and non-state actors at national and state levels.