All is now set for this year’s edition of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Training/Capacity Building programme scheduled to take place on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Golden Tulip Hotel Essential located on International Airport road, Lagos. It is geared towards the growth of the automotive industry in Nigeria and globally.
This year’s training/capacity programme, anchored on the theme “Accelerating Automobile Industry Recovery Strategy in Post COVID-19 Era”, is part of the motoring journalists contributions towards the growth of Nigeria’s automotive industry.
Well-grounded facilitators expected to take charge during the training programmes are Charles Asenime, a professor in the Transport Department, Lagos State University, Yusuf Aweda Jimoh, a Microsoft-certified technology specialist, network and software engineer, among others.
While Asenime will speak on “Steps for quick auto industry recovery post Covid-19”, Jimoh will take on the participants on “Managing reports under remote and hybrid workplaces”.
Julie Chi-Nwaoha, chairperson of the training committee, said the one-day training programme is expected to enrich and expand the knowledge of the motoring journalists in not only the topics slated but in general automotive industry trends.
She added that this edition is going to be very unique as it is coming at a time when most stakeholders are recovering rapidly from the effects of Covid-19 which forced the industry on its knees in the past few years.
On his part, Mike Ochonma, who is serving a second term as chairman, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association, noted that the automotive industry remains one of the critical sectors in the country, which is why NAJA is pushing to offer the best in terms of information dissemination.
The annual success story of the training programme started many years ago when Ford Motors South Africa (FMCSA), in collaboration with Coscharis Motors, its local franchisee, was the lead sponsor of the first and second editions held in 2016 and 2017, while Stallion Motors Nigeria Limited in collaboration with Nissan Motors South Africa sponsored the 2018 edition.
The NAJA training workshop is an annual training programme organised to freshen the minds of practicing automotive journalists in the country as well as broaden their skills in their reportage. Members cut across print, electronic and online media outfits across the country.