Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and over 10 state governors are expected to grace the formal inauguration of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GoCOP) on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Osinbajo will deliver the keynote address, which will has the former Chairman of Punch Newspapers, Ajibola Ogunshola, as Chairman with Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, and Chairman of Channels Television, John Momoh, as guest speakers.
A statement by the Chairman of the launch committee, Chijama Ogbu, said: “It is our goal to provide order in online media within Nigeria’s geographic space, which currently boasts of a high population of charlatans.
“We believe 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.”
The GOCOP is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit making organization for working journalists who are into online publishing.
The objectives of the guild is to ensure that online publishers uphold the tenets of journalism and provide a platform for peer review in governance.