Nigerian journalist, Adanma Odefa has been commended for her contribution to the training of other journalists. The commendation came when Voice of America (VOA) Director of Development and International Media Training, Joan Mower visited Nigeria to train journalists in Kaduna and Abuja. Writing about this, Adanma Odefa who now works at Daar Communication’s Africa Independent Television(AIT) said;
I was positively set aglow when Joan showered high praise on me to my colleagues and bosses at AIT. More than money, I am inspired by brilliant people giving me commendations.
The curriculum Adanma Odefa developed while working with Joan Mower at VOA, DC was used in the training. Sharing this on her Facebook account, an elated Adanma Odefa wrote;
When my boss at VOA, DC (Joan Mower) informed me she was coming to Nigeria with her team for journalists trainings in Kaduna and Abuja I was pleased but when she told me that the training curriculum I had developed whilst working for her was going to be used, I was elated. So, I flew in from Lagos.
Joan Mower and her team from VOA later paid a courtesy call to AIT’s MD where she and her team made the brilliant commendations about Adanma Odefa‘s work.
Adanma Odefa attributed her success to mentoring from VOA’s Inna Dubinsky and her experience at the United States Government sponsored Fulbright Educational exchange programme.