NAF hold’s one-day training for journalists

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday organised a one-day sensitization workshop for journalists particularly defence correspondents. The workshop, organised by the Directorate of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) NAF, Headquarters, Abuja was aimed at better equipping correspondents with requisite skills and updated knowledge on the application of air power.

According to the organisers, the workshop was also intended to acquaint the journalists on various air power terminologies in a bid to enhance professionalism in the reportage of NAF events thereby projecting the NAF in a more accurate and balanced manner.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, while declaring the workshop open, said information management in today’s world is critical to national development and the way it is processed could affect national security positively or negatively.

Abubakar, represented by the Chief of Administration, NAF Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya noted that there is a growing need for journalists to understand the nuances and technicalities involved in air operations as the nation strives to maintain peace in the country.
In his presentation, titled “Military-Media Relations, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya charged the media to be more professional in their reportage while also remaining conscious of the need to uphold integrity.

He stated that the media are veritable partners in national development, adding that patriotism should override sensationalism and commercialism in the course of practicing the profession.

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