• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024

Presidency Assures Online Editors of Collaboration, Emphasizes Need For Synergyl


Mr. Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Information and Strategy, has affirmed the presidency’s support for the Association of Corporate Online Publishers (ACOE) in Nigeria. This commitment was made during a courtesy visit by the ACOE delegation in Abuja, where Onanuga pledged federal government collaboration to enhance ethical journalism and regulate the burgeoning online media space.

Onanuga emphasized the importance of cooperation among online media bodies to improve proficiency and effectiveness, particularly given the significant influence of online media over traditional outlets. He noted the proliferation of diverse platforms, including social media, which has transformed the media landscape.

Expressing gratitude for the association’s birthday wishes, Onanuga welcomed ACOE as a valuable addition to the existing online media associations, emphasizing the need for unity in Nigeria’s information architecture. He addressed concerns about the government’s communication strategies, underscoring the myriad channels through which the administration disseminates information.

Onanuga highlighted the necessity for online platforms to collaborate and consolidate resources, ensuring in-depth, high-quality news reporting. He stressed the importance of rigorous journalism, avoiding unnecessary embellishments, and producing compelling content to attract readership and advertising revenue.

The adviser assured his unwavering loyalty to his role and President Tinubu’s vision, urging Nigerians to be patient with the administration’s efforts to alleviate economic challenges. He acknowledged the current hardships but assured that the government is making serious efforts to mitigate these issues, including investments in agriculture to reduce dependence on profiteering traders.

Mr. Martins Odiete, Chairman of ACOE, expressed gratitude for the meeting and outlined the association’s commitment to ethical standards and responsible journalism. He emphasized the need for collaboration with the presidency’s media team to ensure accurate and effective news dissemination.

Odiete proposed practical areas for cooperation, including open communication, joint training programs, coordinated major announcements, and promoting transparency. He highlighted the association’s upcoming projects, seeking the presidency’s support for their second anniversary and public presentation in February next year.

In closing, Onanuga reiterated the presidency’s readiness to work with ACOE and other media associations, emphasizing that such partnerships are essential for accurate and responsible information dissemination in today’s digital age.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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