The second annual conference of Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has been scheduled to take place on Friday, October 19, 2018.
The theme of the conference which will hold at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, is “Online Publishers’ Role Towards a Sustainable Economy, Credible Election and Security in Nigeria.”
A statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, disclosed that the former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba (CON), will chair the event.
According to Iyanda, Osoba’s choice as chairman was informed by his enviable profile as a journalist, elder statesman and peace advocate.
He said: “He brings in a wealth of experience as former Managing Director of Daily Times Nigeria Limited, Governor of Ogun State and member of the Nigerian Constituent Assembly, among others.”
Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Senior Team Manager for the Africa Programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, will be the guest speaker.
“Recognised globally as an authority in international law, international economic and human rights law, public policy and political economy, Prof. Odinkalu’s presentation will provide a clear roadmap for the media and other critical stakeholders in the Nigerian project,” the statement said.
Discussants at the conference include; Chairman, Centre of Excellence in Multimedia Technology, Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye and former Director, ICT Centre, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Leonard Shilgba.
The Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other stakeholder groups in the media are expected at the conference.