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Experts hold training workshop for ex-agitators

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By Kenechukwu Obiajuru, Yenagoa

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has assembled experts to train ex-agitators and members of its Strategic Communication Committee (SCC) on skills required to change negative public perception about the Niger Delta region.

A certified consultant in human behaviour, Collins Nwosu, a business improvement and communication coach, Barbara Lawrence, and a public relations expert and journalist, Muyiwa Akintunde, were on Monday, named as lead facilitators for the second edition of PAP’s workshop for SCC members. 

The Interim Administrator, retired Colonel Milland Dixon Dikio, who mandated its Communications Consultant, First Media Network Limited, to organize the training programme, said the workshop which has its theme: ‘Communication for Positive Impact’, was scheduled for August 2, 2021, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, and designed to ensure that the committee was well-prepared for its tasks.

Dikio said the goal of the training was to ensure constant communication and improved relations across board, particularly as it concerns the need to change the negative public perception about the region with a view to securing the much-needed peace and economic development in the Niger Delta

Speaking on the proposed second edition of the workshop, members of the committee said the first edition helped them to understand issues in the region better, identify and discourage misinformation about PAP and the Niger Delta.

The Chairman of the committee, Nature Kieghe, said the last workshop was enlightening and helped them to build confidence in communicating, and he is looking forward to learning more communication skills from the workshop.

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