Monday, June 01, 2015

GOCOP: Adesina, Shehu, Aruna merited their appointments

Nigerian online publishers, under the aegis of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), have hailed the appointments of Messrs Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as the Special Adviser on Media and Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, reports ITRealms.

GOCOP also applauded the appointment of Habib Aruna as the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

GOCOP, in a press statement issued on Monday by its President, Mr. Malachy Agbo, said all the appointments were merited.

Agbo described Adesina, Shehu and Aruna as thoroughbred journalists and administrators who will bring their wide range of experiences to bear on the assignments at hand.

He said the choice of the appointees was a reflection of the deep thought that went into the selection process.

GOCOP, however, challenged the appointees not to lose focus when they assume office.

According to Agbo, “they should not fall into the temptation of abandoning the ethics of the profession once in office.”

"With you in office, we look forward to a freer and robust press, a media that is not in shackles and a good working relationship with all stakeholders," he said.

Agbo equally charged the media to, in the course of carrying out their enormous task of putting both the elected and appointed leaders under close scrutiny, operate within the ethics of the journalism profession.

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