Online Publishers Hail Appointments of Adesina, Shehu, Aruna

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Nigerian online publishers, under the aegis of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, is appreciative of the appointments of Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu as special adviser and senior special assistant both on media to President Muhammadu Buhari

NIGERIAN online publishers have commended the appointments of Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as the special adviser and senior special assistant both on media and publicity, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The publishers, under the aegis of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, also hailed the appointment of Habib Aruna as the chief press secretary to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.

The GOCOP, in a statement issued on Monday, June 1, by Malachy Agbo, its president, said all the appointments were merited. Agbo described Adesina, Shehu and Aruna as thoroughbred journalists and administrators who would bring their wide range of experiences to bear on their new assignments.

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

The GOCOP, however, challenged the appointed officials not to lose focus and avoid falling into the temptation of abandoning the ethics of the profession once in office. Agbo said: “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 also 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.

—  Jun 2, 2015 @ 13:40 GMT

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