By NGOZI Onyeakusi….


Silverbird Rhythm FM journalist, Richard Edoki has been selected alongside other professionals by the United States government to participate in its 2017 International Visitors Leadership Program, IVLP in the United States.

The Cross River State born News Editor, is among nine other Nigerians invited for the three weeks program between October 16 and November 3on the theme, Substance Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation”.

Richard Edoki, a Mass Communication graduate is an Alumni of Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a Michael Bloomberg Sholarship Programme.

The three weeks program is expected to help participants especially journalist like Mr Edoki, explore the opportunities in health education, substance abuse and prevention as well as research and development, treatment, care and rehabilitation of substance abusers.

The IVLP launched in 1940, is the U.S Development of States Exchange Program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S and other nations through short-term visit to the U.S for current and emerging foreign leaders.