Campus Journalists Meet To Discuss Anti-Corruption Fight

Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has organised a one-day workshop for about one hundred campus journalists across various tertiary institutions in Nigeria on 10th February 2020, which held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Isaac John, GRA Ikeja Lagos.

The project was fully funded with UKaid from the UK government.l fully covered the participants’ transportation, accommodation, feeding, in-town taxi and other logistics.

The selected campus journalists who are all members of National Union of Campus Journalists, Nigeria (NUCJ) arrived at Grand Venice Apartment, Ikeja Lagos, for the workshop on 8th and 9th February respectively, where reservation was made for them.

The workshop was themed Public Awareness Workshop on Anti-Corruption Social Norms, and The Roles of Students and Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.

Oluwatosin Alagbe, the deputy director premium times centre for investigative journalism (PTCIJ) who was also the keynote speaker at the occasion spoke on the importance of campus journalism in fighting corruption in Nigeria.

“campus journalism is a powerful tool for attitudinal change”. She said.

Similarly, Mr. Kolawole Oluwadare, who is also the deputy director SERAP spoke on SERAP’s social norms Anti-Corruption report: Participation and involvement of students and tertiary institutions in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Other dignitaries present at the workshop were Director SERAP Barr. Adetokunbo Mumuni, Programme Officer, Odunayo Igbaoyinbo amongst others.

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