…Says the role of the media is key to the development of state
A two-day capacity building workshop for practicing journalists in Bayelsa State has been declared open by the Deputy Governor of the State, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah.
While declaring the workshop open, the Deputy Governor pointed out that it is imperative to continuously build capacity in every profession in order to ensure that practicing professionals have opportunities to sharpen their skills.
He commended the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson for his thoughtfulness in putting together the workshop and expressed delight that, it was an all inclusive workshop for both private and public media outfits..
“The importance of training and a refresher course of this nature cannot be over-emphasized, particularly for practitioners of a dynamic profession like journalism.. Given the constant evolution of theories and principles of the profession, journalists must have this kind of platform to reguarly update their knowledge in order to be abreast with modern trends.’’
The Deputy Governor while charging journalists to always be alive to their responsibilities, said the restoration government under Governor Henry Seriake Dickson believes so much in maintaining a robust partnership with both the public and privately owned media outfits.
According to him “We also believe strongly in ensuring that journalists have access to information so as…