NITDA, NUJ collaborate to boost digital literacy, tackle fake news


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NUJ President ,Chris Isiguzo, D-G NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa and President of NAWOJ, Ladi Bala

By Bridget Ikyado

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is partnering with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to provide digital literacy and fact-checking skills to stem the tide of fake news.

The Director-General of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, while receiving a delegation led by NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo, on Friday  in Abuja, said the partnership would promote digital skills among journalists.

Inuwa said that the agency was committed to the expansion of the digital space.

 He said digital journalism, media ethics and fact-check would help to promote robust, digital-based journalism that served the best and wider interest of the nation.

“We wish to have people write more on digital literacy, digital technology and economy.

“One of the reasons for the synergy with NUJ will be to curb fake news, disinformation and misinformation,” he…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria