15th September, 2010
The Orderly Society Trust, OST, in collaboration with the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, has announced a two-day capacity development training programme for journalists on Local Government reporting on September 29-30, 2010 as a follow-up to â€œMaking Local Governance Work for the Poor: A Review of the Landscape and Challenge,â€ a publication of OST with the support of the Ford Foundation.
The training, which is a modest attempt at boosting the knowledge of professional journalists in both the print and electronic media, will be held at the Elias Centre, 4A, Ademola Street, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos by 9. a.m on the said dates.
Expected facilitators at the programme include, Professor Abubakar Momoh, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Lagos and expert in Local Governance, Mr. Idowu Obasa, Chairman, Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos, Ms. Comfort Idika-Ogunye, Chief Executive Officer, Female Leadership Forum, FLF, and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who is also the Executive Director of the Orderly Society Trust.
The Orderly Society Trust, OST, was established to nurture and support institutions, ideas, values, practices and conventions which support â€˜orderâ€™ in society. OST seeks to assist in overcoming the challenges of creating an orderly society by promoting initiatives which support the rule of law, transparency and accountability and the dissemination of ethics of integrity, patriotism, respect for civic obligation and etiquette.
Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, is a non-governmental organisation with a vision to stimulate the emergence of a social justice community defined by the ethics of inclusion, transparency and accountability through support to journalists. The centre is named after Professor Wole Soyinka in recognition of his life-long work in support of the freedom of expression, freedom to hold opinion, and freedom to impact them without fear or favour and without hindrance or interference.