By Taye Obateru
Jos â€” The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has stressed the importance of the news media to the success of Federal Govern-mentâ€™s 7-Point Agenda and the Millennium Develop-ment Goals, describing them as crucial partners towards achieving the objectives.
Director, Public Relations and Publicity of the fund, Mr. Joseph Ari, stated this at a training workshop organised for journalists in Plateau State by the fund.
â€œThe mandate of the ITF and all its activities are in tune with the Presidentâ€™s 7-Point Agenda and by implication, the Millennium Development Goals. But it will be an exercise in futility without the contribution of the Fourth Estate of the realm.
â€œThis is because whatever lofty achievements are attained by an organisation, if not recognised and acknowledged by both the public and private sector, will be in vain,â€ he said.
Ari said the interactive section was organised in appreciation of the cordial relationship between ITF and the Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as well as â€œplay a role in sharpening the professional skills of members of this great profession who also serve as the conscience of society.â€