Radio IITA presenter wins media award

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Radio IITA’s Dajie Odok received an award for the “Best Reporter of the Year” in the Radio Category at the 5th edition of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Nigeria Annual Media Awards.

The OFAB-organized event took place on 11 November in collaboration with the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and the Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). The media awards recognize exemplary journalism that stimulates best practices in adopting agricultural technologies, particularly agricultural biotechnology, for sustainable development, poverty eradication, and food security.

Odok, who has been working at Radio IITA since 2020, leads a team of young, passionate, and budding broadcast journalists disseminating science-based agriculture knowledge to farmers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, value chain actors, national program partners, extension workers, and other information users.

In an exclusive interview on Radio IITA’s breakfast show, Good Morning IITA with Lola Dare, Dajie said she is happy to have won the award at her first attempt, “I want to thank OFAB for the award. It was a most welcome surprise at a very important time of my life and the radio. Even though I entered the contest to win, I had no idea I was going to be considered for this award, so it came as a complete surprise.”

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