The acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi has expressed confidence that the emergence of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) will help in sifting the grains from the chaff in online journalism practice.
According to him, it will be easier to determine who the real professionals in the online business are for proper synergy.
The Customs Boss, who received in audience, members of the national executive council of GOCOP, in his office in Abuja, was particularly elated to learn that real professionals are the ones within the rank of GOCOP.
He acknowledged the fact that GOCOP is made up of former Managing Directors/Editor-in-Chiefs, Editors and Line Editors, who have worked in the newspaper business for at least 10 years before venturing into online journalism practice.
Adeniyi assured GOCOP members in particular, and the media in general of his continued partnership towards achieving the goals of his service.
Speaking earlier, the President of GOCOP, Maureen Chigbo sought the support of the Controller General on the Annual General Conference of the Guild scheduled to hold on October 4 and 5, for the first time in many years, in Abuja, the nation’s federal capital.
Chigbo, who led the team on the visit, said that GOCOP is a group made up of top rated journalists who have practiced at the highest level in journalism.
She advised the Customs boss to ensure synergy with the media, in recognition of the fact that he used to be in charge of the Service’s public relations before he became Comptroller General.
The GOCOP team included the immediate past President, Dotun Oladipo; the current Deputy President, Danlami Nmodu, mni; Vice President (South), Ken Ugbeche; Vice President (North),Tom Chiahemen; General Secretary, Collins Edomaruse and an Abuja-based member, Tajudeen Kareem.
The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Abdullahi Maiwada, was also present at the courtesy visit alongside other officers.