Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has commended members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) for raising the bar in online journalism as thoroughbred professionals.
Mr Adesina stated this while delivering his goodwill message at the third annual conference of GOCOP, held on Friday at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
The two-time president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) said he has attended all GOCOP events because he believes in what the association’s members do as professional journalists.
Hear him: “I am very happy because GOCOP has kept its standards since inception.
“GOCOP has done great and has also helped to bring sanity to the online space.
“Truth is that GOCOP has done better than some traditional media houses, who now rush to publish just anything.”
Speaking further, Adesina, a former managing director and editor-in-chief of Daily Sun newspaper, called on Nigerians to support their leaders.
“We need to pray for our country and her leaders,” he said.
“We also need to join hands together to make Nigeria great.
“Nigeria is a success to still remain a united country, despite all what we have been through.
“Nigeria is a work in progress.”