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EFCC Trains Journalists  On Investigative Journalism In Sokoto 


EFCC Trains Journalists  On Investigative Journalism In Sokoto 

By Onuminya Ochowechi In Sokoto 

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa has organized a one-day training  workshop on effective reporting of economic and financial crimes for journalists in Sokoto state.

He said it is one of the modest efforts of the commission in building synergy and strengthen media understanding and appreciation of the work of the commission.

He explained further that the workshop training which was held at Sama road at the EFCC zonal command conference hall Sokoto is a continuation of a series that began a few years ago.

Last year, four such workshops were organized at the  headquarters, but the scope has been expanded to accommodate more journalists in the zonal commands of the commission.

Represented by the assistant commander of EFCC, who is also the zonal head of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Assistant Commander of EFCC (ACE) Aliyu Yunusa 

 the executive chairman stated that the  workshop  was to improve on economic and financial crimes reporting for journalists  in Sokoto zonal command.

He enjoined journalists to dwell more on Investigative Journalism to expose the ill dealing of the corrupt public and private officials for the betterment of the country.

He noted that the roles of Media as fourth estate of realm are undoubtedly remarkable .

“Let me tell you all over the world , the media has always been the mirror and monitor of other arms of government for accountable governance and quality steward he stated.

He said without any doubt , economic and financial crime remain a mortal threat to our individual and corporate progress.

He maintained that it is not only by being a victim of these crimes that we suffer losses saying the economic crimes affect our existence.

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He also reiterated that it was  a privilege to connect with the men and women who have been assisting in the fight against corruption in the zone  using various platforms as  channel for informing and educating the people about the work of the EFCC.

 Bawa stated further that media potentials to inform and educate the people are crucial.

On his part the commission national public relations officer Wilson Uwujaren 

Urged journalists to guide themselves with what will help them to do their jobs effectively.

He said an investigative journalist should recognize the source of his story as this is paramount to his job.

The highlights of the event are the presentation of papers by Assistant Commanders of the commission on legal, media and digital crimes 

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