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Dangote, CAMIC task North East Journalists on Environmental and climate change campaign


Dangote, CAMIC task North East Journalists on Environmental and climate change campaign

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Experts during a two days workshop organized by Climate Africa Media Initiative and Centre (CAMIC) in collaboration with Dangote Group has called journalists to constantly report issues related on environment and climate change.

The experts harped on “Reporting Environment for Sustainability” and trained about sixty Journalists on Environmental Journalism in Adamawa.

One of the expert, Dr. John Ngamsa one who is a Senior Lecturer with the Modibbo Adama University, Yola has during the workshop revealed that the 99% of the air we take is no longer pure and the only 1% we need to secure the environment which include living and non living things is not sufficient.

He said, the workshop is a brainstorming session to help participants advocates on issues of environment, global warming, pollution and climate change.

Ngamsa called on participants to scrutinize laws and policies introduced by government, policy makers on environmental sustainability and climate change.

” Hold Government accountable over their policies on issues effecting and causing climate change on our environment.”Ngamsa said

Also in his presentation on “Journalism and Climate Change” Mr, Aliu Akoshile, Executive Director Climate Africa Media Initiative Centre (CAMIC) who is also the Editor-in-Chief of NatureNews noted that every life depends on environment and challenged Journalists to develop passion in Environmental reporting for sustaining the nature.

On his part, Dr. Shedrack Idi, Lecturer, Taraba State University who presented a paper on “Investigative Journalism and the Environment” stressed the need for safeguarding and sustaining the environment for future generations, noted that “every society gets environment its desire.”

While declaring the workshop open at Vortex Hotels and Resort, Jimeta-Yola, Jibrin Abubakar, Media Manager Relations, North of Dangote group noted that media is central in championing any change needed to take place in the society.

“We in Dangote see media as partners in progress,” he said.

Abubakar, expressed sadness over the devastating effects on land caused by flood in some parts of the country, saying government, media and individuals have to play their part to secure the environment from destruction.

In his closing remarks, the Programme Manager CAMIC, Rasheed Yusuf, lauded the facilitators and urged participants to put into practice what they have learnt.

The workshop is expected to be rounded off with a field trip to Dangote Savannah Sugar Company, Numan.