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CSR: Abuja Real Estate Firm, Leisure Court Sponsors Refresher Programme For Housing Correspondents


As NUJ Chairman lauds firm for promoting effective reportage through capacity building

The Leisure Court Estate Ltd, a leading real estate development form in the nation's capital Abuja and Lagos has been commended for sponsoring a two-day refresher capacity building training for reporters and correspondent of all media organizations that cover Works, Housing and Infrastructure in an effort to advance its corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

The commendation was made by the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Chapter, Comrade Osaretin Patrick Osadebamwen while making his remarks during the opening session of the two-day retreat in Abuja on Thursday. 

The refresher programme was organized by the Africa Media Roundtable Initiative (AMRI) a group that campaigns for safe, better and secured journalism across Africa and sponsored by the foremost Real Estate firm, Leisure Court Estate Ltd. 

The elated NUJ chairman describes the occasion as a renaissance of better and more rewarding social corporate responsibility by corporate organizations in Nigeria and Africa by extension. 

He commended the organizers of the event for being thoughtful, patriotic and friendly with the media.

Osadebamwen further said the partnership with the press is likened to the renewed hope mantra of the President Bola Tinubu's administration but urged that the sponsors should sustain the partnership for a symbiotic relationship that will engender national development.

While declaring the program open, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Leisure Court Estate Ltd, Bldr Segun Abolaji noted that the media is pivotal to business development and economic rediscovery and therefore must be supported by all stakeholders. 

He said Leisure Court Estate Ltd is one corporate firm that appreciates the role and place of the media in national development, pledging to make the sponsorship of the workshop a yearly event for the continuous capacity building of the members of the press. 

Bldr Abolaji noted the housing challenges Nigeria is faced with and emphasized that it takes collective interprofessional relationship with the media to assist Nigeria confront her housing challenges. He said he has always been a lover of the press and would continue to support them to succeed, especially with the role it plays as the watchdog of the society. 

Also speaking, the Executive Director, Africa Media Roundtable Initiative (AMRI), Omoluabi Bode Adeyemi said such a parley at a crucial time like this is the most needful collaboration that can promote economic recovery and mutual business benefits. 

He said as journalists it is important that they unlearn, relearn and update themselves in area of capacity building for better service delivery as the fourth estate of the realm.

The AMRI boss described the resource persons for the capacity building programme as highly resourceful and informed enough to impact knowledge and share experience through a roundtable like the summit. 

He called on stakeholders in other fields to take a cue from this and promote better journalism through regular capacity building.

The workshop which was well attended by members Television, Radio, Newspaper and Online media Organizations continues comes to end on Friday.

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