The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, (NCDMB) on Wednesday trained Energy correspondents in Abuja on capacity building which aimed at ensuring strategic reportage in pursuance of the Board 10 year plan by 2027.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Engr Simbi Wabote represented by the General Manger Corporate Communications and Zonal Coordination, NCDMB stated that NCDMB is currently in the drive to achieving 70% local content in the oil and gas industry by 2027, thus, an urgent need for media engagement to further drive the Board’s message to the public.
According to Engr. Wabote, “We have a noble vision and we have taken that huge task of pushing Nigerian Content in the oil and gas industry to 70% by the year 2027, so it is a huge challenge and huge vision to take the country to the next level where the welfare of Nigerians as a whole will be significantly improve.
“So to do this, we need the contributions of all relevant stakeholders such as the Media, National Assembly members, and Federal Executive Council members, because this group are either approving or giving some positive assistance to those initiatives that are going to lead to the achievement of vision 2027.”
Speaking on the theme of the training; Strategic Communication-A Critical Enabler to Attainment of Nigerian Content 10-Years Roadmap, Engr. Wabote stated that the Board is in quest of impacting positively on the energy correspondents and intimate them on how the Board intend to achieve the vision 2027.
“At the end of the workshop they will have gain enough capacity to the Nigerian audience or the stakeholders so that everyone is convinced that this our 10 year roadmap is achievable and is good for the whole of the country, that’s what we intend to achieve here.” He added.
Also speaking at the event, Dr. Isah Isah Momoh, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos in his presentation on Emerging Trends in Media Reportage and Improving Writing Competencies stated that energy correspondent should be innovative in there reportage using research, analysis, investigative reports and interpretative Writings
Dr. Isah added that energy correspondents must ensure to localize energy reporting, develop a counting culture, be grounded in industrial and community relations but ultimately, ensure that the local content drive does not fail.