Sustainable Development Goals Envision 2030 and the Role of Journalism in Creating Sustainable Impact in Nigeria

  • Ufuoma Oliver Komiti Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Daniel Ofomegbe Ekhareafo, PhD Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers examined SDGs Envision 2030 and the role of journalism in creating sustainable impact in Nigeria. The researchers adopted development media theory and agenda setting theory as foundations for the study. Survey design was adopted, using questionnaire as research instrument to generate data from a sample of 98 NUJ registered journalists in Kebbi State, Nigeria. The data analysis was done using the simple percentage and frequency distribution tables. The findings showed that most journalists were only aware of the SDGs on the periphery, but lacked in depth knowledge, which had contributed to some of the encumbrances of journalism in helping to create sustainable impact. It was, therefore, recommended among others, that government at all levels should adopt effective strategies to massively mobilise and motivate journalists across Nigeria by involving media experts and scholars, media organisations and inclusion of the Envision 2030 in governments’ annual budgets and engaging stakeholders like the Special Senior Assistant to the President on the SDGs, the Private Sector Advisory Group and the Donors’ Forum on the SDGs, the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Advisory Group on SDGs.

Author Biographies

Ufuoma Oliver Komiti, Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria




Daniel Ofomegbe Ekhareafo, PhD, Department of Mass Communication University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria




Published
2022-04-29
How to Cite
KOMITI, Ufuoma Oliver; EKHAREAFO, PHD, Daniel Ofomegbe. Sustainable Development Goals Envision 2030 and the Role of Journalism in Creating Sustainable Impact in Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 17-31, apr. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/683>. Date accessed: 26 nov. 2022.
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