The success of a Nigerian U.K support Programme for health, being Implemented in Kaduna State, Northwest of the country, Lafiya, is when Nigeria achieves well nourished and well educated population.
This can however be realised through acquisition of skills to access jobs and livelihood to help grow the economy.
The Programme’s Accountability and Advocacy Expert, Dr. Ashiru Hamza Mohammed stated this in Zaria on Monday at a 3-day training of Journalists and CSOs on Human Capital Development ,(HCD) in Kaduna State.
Covering Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Borno- and Yobe States, the Expert said the mandate of the programme which has just commenced in Kaduna is to improve the health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable groups .
Dr. Ashiru Mohammed who spoke on the importance of Data, enjoined journalists to support advocacies with Data in their reportage to not only help policy makers in planning, but compel them to act.
The Expert strongly believes on the use of innovative media solutions to forster improved accountability in human capital development, having been encouraged in developing mechanism with initial focus on Kaduna and then to be replicated in other States covered by the programme.
The training which drew participants from the broadcast, print and online media, is aimed at sensitising participants on the general concept of human capital development, sharing of findings and to develop an action plan, as well as targeted advocacies to engage with HCD Council and working groups.
The training affords Stakeholders, the opportunity to finalise the process of forming a CSO- HCD platform with documented terms of reference and development of 2021 advocacy work plan for monitoring key HCD intervention.