Osinbajo, Uzodimma, Monguno, Yakubu lead conversations to

All is now set for the 18th All Nigerian Editors Conference, starting on Thursday, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo due to declare the conference open.

National Security Advisor (NSA), General Babagana Monguno (retired), former Minister of Information and Culture, Chief Nnia John Nwodo, and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, will lead discussions at the three-day conference held in Owerri.

The conference is supported by the Imo State Government and some companies including Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Bank for Africa (UBA), Glo, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Air Peace and Nigeria Deposit. Insurance Company (NDIC).

The others are the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), among others.

A statement from its Chairman, Mustapha Isah and its Secretary General, Lyobosa Uwugiaren, the Nigerian Editors Guild (NGE) said Governor Hope Uzodimma would be the guest of honor while the former special adviser (media and publicity) of the president, Dr. Reuben Abati would deliver the keynote address, on the theme: “2023: political landscape, credible elections and the role of editors”.

Africa’s first female professor of mass communication and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Paul University, Awka, Stella Chinyere Okunna, would preside over the opening ceremony.

Former Minister of Information and Culture, Chief Nwodo, during the second session of Day 1, would present a paper titled “Mobilizing Citizens for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria”.

The morning session of Day 2, Friday, November 11, would see NSA Gen. Monguno present a paper: “2023 General Election and Security: What Editors Need to Know.”

The statement said that the second afternoon session on “Preparing for the 2023 General Elections: How Far, How Well” will be delivered by INEC Chairman Prof. Yakubu, while the third session will feature state governors, the chief executive of Nigeria’s National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari and other CEOs from the private and public sectors.

“The conference will end on Saturday with a gala evening where new fellows and guild members would be inducted. More than 400 publishers and media owners – from print, broadcast stations and online newspapers – have registered for this year’s conference.

Information Commissioner Declan Mbadiwe said: “We know the editors will have a good conference. Our state is hospitable and a good place for conferences. This is why we have organized many conferences this year. Publishers are welcome in the Eastern Heartland.

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