Actionaid Nigeria urges journalists to focus on Community stories

Actionaid Nigeria has called on journalists in the country to focus more on stories that would motivate government at all levels to provide social amenities that are lacking in the rural areas.

The Actionaid Director in charge of organizational effectiveness,  Fumilayo Oyefusi, made the call  on Tuesday in Karu, Nassarawa state, during a three day media training for selected journalists from Kogi and Nasarawa states,  on Advanced Conflict Sensitive Reportage at the Goshen City.

According to her, journalists must always take note of communities facing dirt of basic social amenities, stressing the need for human angle stories that will benefit the rural dwellers.

While insisting that reports on violence and crisis situation must be balance, accurate and fair hearing to all sides in conflict, Oyefusi , stressed that no story is worth the life of any journalists.

Speaking also, Anicetus Atakpu, Resilience Programme Coordinator, noted that the phase two System and Structures Strengthening Approach Against Radicalization to Violent Extremism ( SARVE), was aimed at strengthening community resilience against violent extremism in kogi and Nassarawa states.

According to him, they would last three years and would be implemented in twenty four communities and in twelve local government areas in kogi and Nassarawa States.

The targeted groups for the SARVE two project includes, school children of ages 0-15years, youths within the age bracket of 15- 35 years, women and men from ages 36 and above.

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