NAJA 2020: Coscharis Motors, Stallion Others Back Auto Journalists’ Training
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Leading auto businesses such as Coscharis Motors Plc, Stallion Automobile group, Massilia Motors Limited and Cars45 Limited, are backing the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Training/Capacity Building programme which will be taking place at the Golden Tulip Hotel Essential, situated at the international airport road, Lagos on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
NAJA is determined to hold the annual event despite the Coronavirus pandemic which affected much of 2020. NAJA stated that this year’s training/capacity programme paper presentation is anchored on two themes: ”The Role Of Nigeria’s Automotive Journalists Amid COVID-19 Era’ to be delivered by Dr Oscah Odiboh; a lecturer at Convenant University Otta, Ogun State. The second paper which is line with the digital migration in present day journalism is titled: “Utilising Social Media Tools in News Reportage By Journalists” to be presented by Yusuf Aweda Jimoh, a microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Network and Software Engineer.
Industry leaders in the road sector, Aliyu Jelani, director-general, National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC) and Corp Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), are expected at the event to give their keynote address.
Chairman, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), Mike Ochonma said the one-day training programme is expected at enrich and expand the knowledge of journalists in the topics slated as the automotive industry remains one of the critical sectors in the country and globally that cannot be ignored by government, foreign and private investors.
”Journalism, he said, is massively taking a new dimension in the face of digital migration making it imperative for reporters to have analytical mind and be well informed in the beats that they cover.”
It would be recalled that Ford Motors South Africa (FMCSA) in collaboration with Coscharis Motors; its local franchisee were the lead sponsors of the first and second editions held in 2016 and 2017.
Stallion Motors Nigeria Limited with their associate Nissan Motors South Africa was the lead sponsors of the 2018 edition.
The NAJA training workshop is an annual training programme organised to refresh the minds of practising auto journalists on global trend of auto journalism.