Kaduna - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday commenced the training of journalists on disaster management.
Speaking to the the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, Malam Musa Illalah, the Zonal Coordinator (North West), of the agency, said the training was aimed at sensitising journalists on disaster reporting.
``The training will help in developing a modest blueprint that could be used for information management during disasters."
Illalah said the initiative was in pursuance of the agency's mandate to coordinate disaster management in Nigeria.
According to him, the training will also help in reviewing the challenges faced by NEMA and other relevant agencies during disasters or violence.
He said the exercise would further help reduce the pandemonium the media often created during disasters.
The coordinator, therefore, urged journalists to participate actively, stressing that the role of the media could not be overemphasised.