Five Nigerian journalists are set to embark on an intensive training on capital markets at International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed.
This objective of the training is to strengthen interest in reading and writing about the Capital Markets on the part of professional journalists.
The journalists are being sponsored by SEC, in redemption of their prize winnings in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the SEC Capital Market Essay Competition for Journalists which was instituted by the Commission in 2012.
This was contained in a statement made available to the Nigerian Times by the Commission via email.
Of the five journalists, two were first and second prize winners in the 2012 edition of the competition.
While Iheanyi Nwachukwu of Businessday newspaper topped the list, Taofeek Salako of the Nation newspaper, followed as the runner up.
They are to undergo two weeks and one week respectively of intensive training on The Foundations and Development of Capital markets at ILI.
Winners in the 2013 edition were Teslim Shitta-Bey of Business Hallmark newspaper and Patrick Atuanya of Businessday newspaper who were joint first prize winners.
More so, Sule Teliat Abiodun of Businessday newspaper was first runner up.[share_this_post]
While, Shitta–Bey and Atuanya will undergo two weeks of training at ILI, Abiodun will spend a week in the same prestigious institution.