Nigerian online publishers under the auspices of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) have congratulated Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu as the Special Adviser on Media and Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari. They also congratulated Habib Aruna on his appointment as the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
A statement today by the President of the body, Malachy Agbo, described the appointments as worhty of the gentlemen that were so honoured by the President, Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos state governor, respectively.
Agbo further described Adesina, Shehu and Aruna as thoroughbred journalists and administrators who will bring their wide range of experience to bear on the assignments at hand.
He said the choice of the appointees was a reflection of the deep thought that went into the selection process.
This is even as the GOCOP President challenged the appointees not to lose focus when they assume office, adding that they should not fall into the temptation of abandoning the ethics of the profession once in office.
“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.”
Agbo equally advised 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. [myad]