By MUHAMMED IBRAHIM, Kaduna
No fewer than 100 Journalists met at a one-day workshop organised by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
The journalists were drawn from campuses across various tertiary institutions in Nigeria and the event.
The event, which held in February, 2020, in Ikeja area of Lagos, was fully funded through UKaid by the UK government.
The selected campus journalists who are all members of National Union of Campus Journalists, Nigeria (NUCJ) arrived at Grand Venice Apartment, Ikeja Lagos, where reservations were already made for them for the event held between February 8 and 9, where reservation where already 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.
At the end of the event, the participants commended the organisers for the initiative and thanked the UK government for their support, which made the event possible.