Kano State Ministry of Information will train Information Officers of local governments and Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state on modern trend of journalism for effective service delivery.
The state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba made this known while receiving Image Merchants Promotion Limited, Publishers of PR Nigeria and Economic Confidential Magazine.
The spokesman of the ministry, Malam Sani Abba Yola, who is its
Director Special Duties gave the hint in a statement he made available to The Triumph in Kano.
In the statement, the commissioner said the training would sharpen the skills of Information Officers for optimal productivity and efficiency in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He said that the ministry would partner with PR Nigeria to organize training programme for the information officers in the state in order to meet up with modern trends of journalism.
Malam Garba described the PR Nigeria, an online newspaper, as the one that follow the ethics of journalism in their reports.
The commissioner urged all journalists to strictly adhere to the ethics of their profession with a view to ensuring fairness, accuracy and balance.
Earlier, the founder and Chief Executive Officer, Image Merchants Promotion Limited, Publishers of PR Nigeria and Economic Confidential Magazine, Alhaji Yusha’u A. Shu’aibu said they were at the ministry to brief the commissioner about their various training programmes which include media services, crisis communication, research, documentation and other capacity building programmes.
He explained that as image makers, information and public relations officers need to be equipped with media management skills to enable them relate effectively with public via media. Alhaji Shu’aibu assured that the collaboration between the ministry and them would yield positive results as the firm has designed customized training modules that would enhance the capacity of information and public relations officers to professionally manage media and effectively communicate crisis to the public