INEC chairman Yakubu, Arase, Adegboruwa, others in Lagos for GOCOP Confab’22

Chairman of, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has arrived in Lagos for the 2022 annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) billed for Thursday at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Chairman, 2022 Conference Committee, Ken Ugbechie was quoted in a press statement by the publicity secretary of GOCOP, Remmy Nweke, as confirming the arrival of Yakubu, the keynote speaker.

The conference will be presided over by the founder, Centre for Alternative Policy Perspectives and Strategy (CAPPS) Dr. Umar Ardo, who arrived on Wednesday.

Ugbechie also confirmed that the former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, arrived Lagos on Wednesday to join other panellists namely, human rights activist and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, and Chichi Aniagolu-Okoye, regional director, Ford Foundation (West Africa).

This is coming as GOCOP on Wednesday successfully hosted its 2022 strategy meeting with partners made up of heads of corporate communications in public and private organisations, and key players in the public relations and advertising industry in the country.

The statement noted that the theme for the 2022 conference is “2023 Elections: Managing the Process for Credible Outcome.”

Ugbechie said the GOCOP 2022 annual conference attracted partnerships from several government and corporate institutions including Delta, Lagos, Benue, Ebonyi states, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Chevron Nigeria Limited, and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


Other partners are Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Access Bank Plc, Unity Bank plc, Globacom, Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc.), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), First Bank Plc, Nigeria Liquefied National Gas (NLNG), The Presidency, Wema Bank, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) among others.

Ugbechie assured that GOCOP is set to ensure a successful conference this year. He enjoined stakeholders to play by the rules, especially politicians as they have signed the peace accord for the 2023 general elections.

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