Agbonkhese Oboh is one of seven journalists who won the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa award, CAPPA’s journalism grant in the #TransFatFreeNigeria campaign.
Andrew Mshelia (Nagarta Radio), Abenmire Adi (HitFM / Cross River Watch), Chukuwumah Muanya (The Guardian), Temitayo Ayetoto (BusinessDay), Frank Ajufo (Vision FM) and Amos Abba (ICIR) are the other winners.
A statement by Adie Vanessa Offiong, Program Manager of the Trans Free Fat Nigeria Campaign, announcing the winners, noted that the seven best entries were selected by a team of seasoned and seasoned journalists, who criticized the entries.
He added: “The fellowship will start in January 2021 for two months, and journalists will report on a variety of topics including trans fat content in food, trans fat and wellness, industry players and labeling of foods and the distinction of trans fats that improve cardiovascular disease and implications. of the treatment of such persons in Nigeria “.
The fellowship, supported by the Global Health Promotion Incubator, GHAI, is part of CAPPA’s efforts to build the capacity of the media to report on ways to remove trans fats from the Nigerian food supply from a perspective reported in accordance with the World Health Organization, WHO recommended standards. .
The scholarship was announced on October 13 and opened to journalists, whose research will explore ways to remove trans fats from Nigeria’s food supply chain.
The scholarship is intended to create and enhance public awareness of trans fats and global best practices regarding their use, as well as other related topics.