Nigerian reporters and journalists have been urged to undertake more accurate and genuine reporting particularly when reporting on financial matters concerning the nation’s economy and financial matters.
They have also been advised to not rely on lay man knowledge or facts for reporting, and get themselves up to speed with the latest happenings in the world of business.
This was part of the issues raised at the inaugural lecture organised by the Centre for Financial Journalism, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island Lagos, with the theme “Nigerian Economy in Distress: Policy Choices for Buhari’s Administration”
One of the speakers at the seminar said every journalist including editors and other members of editorial boards are meant to understand financial journalism.
Journalists who write editorials covering the economy, banking and finance, have the obligation and duty of care in ensuring that the information they give out is clear, concise, and most importantly, accurate in order to better educate the public.
And this can only be done when the reporters are fully trained and informed and have deep understanding of financial issues.