Voice of Nigeria’s Reporter, others win 2022 WEE award
Temitope Mustapha, Abuja
Voice of Nigeria’s Reporter, Temitope Mustapha, has received an award for writing the best documentary report on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE).
Her documentary which aired on 11th May, 2022 titled ”What a man can do A Woman can do better” was adjudged the most outstanding and First Prize in the broadcast category of the competition on WEE in Nigeria.
Her documentary was the only entry that got the award in the broadcast category.
The competition organised by the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) and sponsored By the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation received 12 articles on women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) issues.
Tina Abeku of Guardian Newspaper with the article “Knocks over poor access to Nigeria’s N154bn WEE interventions” came first while Grace Obike of The Nation Newspaper came second with the article “Ogbonge women: lending to transform women’s lives” They, alongside Victoria Onehi, were the winners in the Print and Online category.
The awardees all got Cash Prizes as well as certificates.
While presenting the awards to them, the National President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Mrs Ladi Bala, who was represented by Glory Ohagwu, a senior member of NAWOJ and a staff of VON said the awardees had put in their best to come up with the reports.
She called on the awardees to increase investigative reporting on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) stories to secure better place for women in the nation’s economy.
The Director, Communications and Partnerships, dRPC Mallam Hassan Karofi, said the Centre came up with the competition to encourage more journalists reporting on gender to bring issues of Women’s Economic Empowerment forward.
At the award ceremony held in Abuja, the Director of Projects, dRPC Dr Stanley Ukpai, said the Centre is creating a synergy within MDAs on their programmes, policies and budget on WEE.
“The dRPC wants MDAs to take the document and run with the newly launched framework the hence is to make sure that every MDA has a component that looks at monitoring and evaluation. That way, we can evaluate what impact these programmes and policies are having on Nigerian Women,” Ukpai said.