Monday, October 19, 2015

VP Osinbajo, Zinox chairman, Ekeh lead dignitaries to GOCOP launch

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has been confirmed to, this Thursday, lead high-powered delegation of corporate Nigeria to the formal launch of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) in Lagos, reports ITRealms.

In a press statement made available to ITRealms by the leadership of GOCOP indicated that all is now ready for the launch and that VP Osinbajo would be joined at the event slated for Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, by notable Nigerians.

According to the chairman, Launch Committee, Mr. Chijama Ogbu, the VP, Osinbajo would deliver the keynote address while other eminent corporate magnets would join him in the discussion thereafter.

These include the Chairman of Zinox Group, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh, and the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, as guest speakers, whereas the former Chairman, Punch Newspapers, Ajibola Ogunshola, would be the chairman of the occasion.

ITRealms recalls that GOCOP is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit making organization for the highest strata of working journalists who have attained the exalted position of editors in the journalism profession and have delved into online publishing.

The primary objectives of the organization are ensuring that online publishers uphold the tenets of journalism and provide a platform for peer review.

"It is our goal is to provide order in online media within Nigeria’s geographic space, which currently boasts of a high population of charlatans,” Ogbu said, stressing that GOCOP believes it is important to provide a platform for journalists in this business to come together to set barometers of compliance with the ethical codes of the journalism.
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