NAJA 2019: Corp Marshal Oyeyemi, Jelani to Grace Auto Journalists’ Workshop


Posted by Justina Okpanku

Corp Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi and the Director General, National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC ), Aliyu Jelani, are some of the bigwigs from the automotive industry and road sector that will attend the 2019 Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) training workshop scheduled to hold at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Murtala Muhammed International Airport road, Lagos. Experienced technical trainers and facilitators will be taking on the automotive reporters on various subjects such as basic principles of mechatronics, automotive maintenance, electrical/electronics systems and air-conditioning systems.

This year’s annual training which is designed to boost human capacity for journalists reporting the automotive sector in the country will be held on Thursday, July 25. The fourth edition in the series will be wrapped up during the one-day training programme.

A university don will be taking a look at the contemporary automotive policy as well as zero tariffs, while an insurance company will be dwelling on transport insurance amongst other relevant industry related issues.

According to the organising committee of the workshop, the event will also provide avenue for critical stakeholders to ventilate their perspectives on some of the burning issues that relates with the auto industry and the way forward.

Chairperson of this year’s event, Julie Chi-Nwaoha, said the auto industry is one fundamental industry in Nigeria that one cannot ignored because of the huge contributions to the nation’s economy. She emphasised that there is need for consistent training and retraining because of its benefit to the motoring journalists that are reporting the beat. On how the training can benefit journalists and stakeholders, the chairperson said “There is no way we can finish the training and remain the same.”

The NAJA training workshop is an annual training programme organised to refresh the minds of practicing auto journalists on the trend of auto journalism worldwide. Members of the association are motoring journalists that cut across the newspapers, television and online media organisations including bloggers from across the country.