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Bishop Kukah to speak on security, economy at GOCOP annual conference - ITREALMS

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah would be giving a keynote at the third annual conference of the Guild ofCorporate Online Publishers (GOCOP)  holding on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, reports ITREALMS.

Confirming this to 
ITREALMS, the GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, said that the theme of 2019 conference is “Economy, Security and National Development: The Way Forward in Nigeria.”

He also said that former Director-General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan Hogan Ekpo, and a former Director with the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Mike Ejiofor have been confirmed as discussants.

Former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, will be the chairman of the occasion.

“Bishop Kukah was chosen to deliver the keynote address because of his global recognition in formulating peace and development agenda,” GOCOP spokesman said.
ITREALMS recalls that Kukah served in prominent capacities in the Investigation Commission of Human Rights Violations (Oputa Panel), National Political Reform Conference and Ogoni-Shell Reconciliation Panel, and is expected to bring an invaluable wealth of experience to the conference.

In addition, GOCOP conference, he said, would bring together policymakers in the private and public sectors.
Just as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, would represent the Presidency.

Whereas 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, he said, would equally be represented at the conference.

GOCOP represents media organisations registered in Nigeria with promoters drawn from practitioners who have served at senior levels in the profession.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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