By Lola Seriki- Idahosa
12th December 2017 About four journalists have been recognized for their exemplary work in reporting on development issues on Maternal and child health reporting from Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) at the second edition of the 2017 Media Africa Conference, with theme: MNCH in Nigeria Progress, Opportunities and challenges “Role of Media in Curbing Maternal Deaths, held at the I – Care office in Kaduna.
The award was in recognition for Maternal and child health reporting in rural community in Kaduna state.
Speaking at the conference were AMDF partners, Devcoms, Pathfinders, NURHI2 and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and government representative among others.
Those awarded were the publisher of TraceReporter online Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Shola Ojo of the Sun newspapers, Christy Alabi daily trust, Mohammed Ibrahim of People’s daily newspapers and the award for journalists of the year was given to Ibrahima Yakubu of foreign media.
Receiving the award at the conference, the publisher of Tracereport.com.ng, Lola Seriki- Idahosa commended AMDF for the recognition and promised to continue to report issues affecting women and children.
According to her, I will like to say a big thank you to the organisers, Particularly Mr Iliya Kure founder of AMDF for the recognition and believing in me, this award recognition will no doubt encourage me to do more in development reporting.
The awardees therefore dedicated the award to those women in remote villages across this country, particularly northern region who still find it difficult to access health facilities.
“As Development journalists we will continue to report about the plights of the people as well as serve as their voice on this platform until those whose responsibilities it’s do the right thing which is to reduce the number of women dying during childbirth.
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TraceReporter says thank you once again for the MediaAfrica2017 Development award.