UNICEF’s Two-day SouthWest Media Dialogue on Multiple Cluster Survey Opens in Ibadan 

A two-day Media Dialogue for journalists in the SouthWest states on Cluster Multiple Survey (MICs) has opened in Ibadan,Oyo State .
The training is organised by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF,) Lagos Office in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Lagos State.
The programme  being  held at the Kakanfo Inn Conference Centre  had over 70 journalists drawn from print and broadcast media as well officials of the states Bureau of Statistics. The main target of the training is to break data into stories
The training is expected to avail journalists with relevant information on the overview of the MICs 6 results in the across the SouthWest states ,implications for health, violence against women, girl-child  and others.
The  Communication Officer, United Nations International Children’s Fund UNICEF,  Blessing Ejiofor, said the importance of data in reporting could not be over emphasized.
According to her, the objective of the workshop is to share with media the result of the most recent survey which would assist them to report and analyze the situation of children and women in South West Nigeria in an informed way that would be convincing to the public.
She noted that UNICEF  expects journalist to work on data driven stories and reports that highlights challenges faced by children and women in the society.
Also the Director National Orientation Agency NOA Lagos, Dr. Waheed Isola welcomed participants and urged them to pay rapt attention so as to be armed with facts and figure needed in the reportage of issues affecting children and women.

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