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The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, as the keynote speaker at its third annual conference holding on Friday October 4, at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State.

A statement signed by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, confirmed that the theme of the conference is “Economy, Security and National Development: The Way Forward in Nigeria.”

“Bishop Kukah was chosen to deliver the keynote address because of his global recognition in formulating peace and development agenda,” the GOCOP statement said.

Having served in prominent capacities in the Investigation Commission of Human Rights Violations (Oputa Panel), National Political Reform Conference and Ogoni-Shell Reconciliation Panel, Bishop Kukah brings an invaluable wealth of experience to the conference.

The GOCOP conference will bring together policymakers in the private and public sectors.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, will represent the Presidency.

The Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON), Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other stakeholder groups in the media will also be represented at the conference.

Meanwhile, Bishop Kukah has disowned Facebook account opened and operated in his name by some people to defraud members of the general public.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of communication of the Diocese, Rev. Fr. Chris Omotosho, and released to journalists.

According to him, “Our attention has been again drawn to the unfortunate development where an impostor has been defrauding unsuspecting and innocent admirers of Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, on the Facebook platform, hence the need for this disclaimer.

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