The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, is to chair the 2023 Annual Conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), scheduled to hold in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT}
Penpushing reports that this was made known in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Guild, Remmy Nweke, as approved by the Chairman of 2023 Conference Planning Committee, Danlami Nmodu.
The statement explained that the conference will take place at Abuja Continental Hotel (Old Sheraton) on Thursday October 5, 2023 at 10.00am, adding that the theme for the conference is “Nigeria: Roadmap for Socio-Economic Recovery and Sustainability”.
Penpushing further reports that the committee said the choice of the topic is informed by current socio-political and economic realities facing Nigeria where a new set of leaders at national and state levels has emerged after the 2023 general elections.
The statement said the chairman of the conference, a Nigerian Professor of Islamic Studies and academic, was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin was reappointed Registrar and Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), for the second term in 2021 by the immediate past President, Mohammadu Buhari
Penpushing also reports that the online publishers in the statement added that Oloyede is equally, the Secretary General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs since 2013, adding that the past Speakers at the Conference include: Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto who delivered the 2019 lecture on “Economy, Security and National Development: The Way Forward”.
The others are Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation who in 2021 keynoted the Conference in his capacity as Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, and spoke on: “Post Covid-19 Pandemic: Recovery and Reconstruction in Nigeria”.
Penpushing further reports that in 2022, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission delivered the address titled: “2023 Elections: Managing the Process for Credible Outcome.”
The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), was established to ensure that online publishers uphold the tenets of journalism in doing their jobs and membership is a constellation of editors and senior journalists, whom, having distinguished themselves in their various stations in the print and electronic media, ventured into online publishing which is both the present and future of journalism globally. Currently.
Penpushing also reports that the statement made available to journalists disclosed that Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), has over 90 corporate publishers as members across the country and abroad.
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