April 16, 2024

NLNG holds second digital communication skills workshop for journalists in Abuja 

#NLNGChangeYourStory Abuja

Oredola Adeola


The Nigeria LNG Limited has completed the second edition of its highly impactful 2023, #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop, aimed at equipping journalists with cutting-edge digital communication and social media skills.


Yemi Adeyemi, NLNG Acting Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs said, in a statement obtained by EnergyDay revealed that the workshop which started on August 1 ended on August 3, 2023, in Abuja.


EnergyDay gathered that the first workshop took place in Lagos in June and lasted for three days. It brought together over 20 journalists from various editorial sections.


Since its inception in 2015, the NLNGChangeYourStory workshop has trained hundreds of journalists, reinforcing their digital communication and social media competencies.
According to Adeyemi, the annual capacity-building workshop brought together a diverse group of more than 25 journalists from various editorial sections in Abuja.


He said, “The event, fully sponsored by NLNG, focused on mobile and multimedia journalism, offering participants a comprehensive learning experience.



Mr. Andy Odeh, NLNG’s General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development, in his address at the workshop, stated that NLNG remained steadfast in its commitment to empowering journalists with the tools and skills needed to effectively convey stories that resonate with the Nigerian populace in today’s rapidly evolving digital age.



Odeh said NLNG’s belief in fostering symbiotic relationships with its stakeholders, recognising their indispensable role in the company’s current and future success.



He said, “The growth and triumph of NLNG’s stakeholders are inextricably tied to the company’s growth, and thus, capacity building remains a cornerstone of NLNG’s commitment to collective progress.


“NLNG’s dedication to capacity building is not mere rhetoric but a tangible commitment that bolsters the growth and success of both stakeholders and the nation. It is also in line with our vision of being a globally competitive LNG company helping to build a better Nigeria,” he said.


He added that NLNG’s quest for sustainability led to the recognition of digital communication and social media as the future of the media.


He stated that the workshop was initiated in 2015 when eight journalists participated in the first #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop.


The workshop, delivered by seasoned journalist Mr. Dan Mason in collaboration with The Journalism Clinic, led by Mr Taiwo Obe, proved to be a transformative experience for the participating journalists.


Leveraging their wealth of knowledge and experience, the two media experts adeptly guided participants through the nuances of digital communication and social media, empowering them to take control of their narratives and shape the nation’s stories.


EnergyDay gathered that the #NLNGChangeYourStory workshop has benefited over 90 journalists since 2015, reinforcing their digital communication and social media competencies.



The NLNG said that the workshop is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of state-of-the-art training.


Journalists at the end of the digital training were equipped with the confidence and skills to embrace digital communication and social media.