…Gets supports from Elumelu Foundation, CBN, Globacom, Air Peace, Zenith, Access banks, others
The 17th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference scheduled for October 21 and 22 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, has continued to receive the support of many corporate organisations and security agencies.
Already, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Globacom, Air Peace, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Department of State Security, DSS, and others, have expressed their support for the annual event.
The Editors’ Conference is the largest gathering of Nigerian editors and owners of newspapers, magazines, radio/television stations and online newspapers in Nigeria.
The annual conference also attracts the Editors’ foreign partners: World Editors Forum, WEF, West African Editors Forum, WAEF, African Editors Forum, AEF, International Press Institute, IPI, and World Association of Newspapers, WAN.
The focus of this year’s conference is on the current security challenges in Nigeria. Its theme is “Media In Times Of Crisis: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” It aims to achieve consensus on what role the media can play in helping to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict enveloping the nation today.
In a statement signed by Mustapha Isah and Iyobosa Uwugiaren, president and the general secretary respectively of the Nigerian Guild Editors, the body stated that “This year’s annual conference will attract top security officers, governors, lawmakers, academics, chief executive officers in private sector, members of the international community, leading non-governmental organisations and others.”
The editors said the conference is designed to be intellectually engaging, given several experienced resources persons billed to attend. There will also be an executive session with state governors and security chiefs.
“The executive session will provide a huge opportunity for governors and security chiefs to share with owners of newspapers, radio/television stations and editors, the challenges of managing insecurity in their states and the progress they have made so far,” the statement added.
Over 500 editors and media owners – both within and outside the country, are expected at this conference.
Pix:Mustapha Isa, NGE President