Ford Motor Corporation has announced its support for the second edition of a two-day capacity building in automobile industry reporting for journalists in Nigeria.
The American automaker said for the second year, it would be the lead sponsor of the annual event because of the benefits of the training to the development of auto industry in Nigeria through effective reporting.
A statement by the organisers of the event, Naja, said the training programme holding in Lagos last week, was “aimed at updating the motoring journalists drawn from the print, electronic and online media with the basic knowledge and practical details and recent developments within the local and global automotive industry.
It said the Corp Marshal, Federal Roads Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, and the Vice Chancellor of Caleb University, Prof Diji Aina, would be delivering lectures on critical industry issues at the event, with the acting Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, as a special guest.
It said the event could not have come at a better time in view of the nation’s shift from auto marketing to auto assembling.
The annual workshop was an avenue to continuously update the knowledge base of journalists covering the automotive sector in Nigeria.