The Minister of Information, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has called on Media practitioners in the country to collaborate with his Ministry and the government for the benefit of the development of the society.
Malagi, who spoke when he received in audience, the Executive committee(Exco) members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), advised online publishers to always endeavour to cross-check information before publishing.
He called on journalists to take pride in the fact that they have him as their true representative as part of the government of President Bola Tinubu.
‘The President appointed one of us and the interest of the media is my interest” even as he called on the media to take interest in his affairs as well.
He asked the media practitioners to endeavour to partner with government for the collective good of all, suggesting that they could focus on a lot of positive things that had been under-reported over the years about Nigeria.
The Minister thanked the exco members for the meeting even as he recalled that he has been a keen, silent follower of GOCOP activities for years.
Speaking earlier, the GOCOP President, Maureen Chigbo, congratulated the Minister on his appointment.
Chigbo used the opportunity to inform the Minister that GOCOP will be holding its 7th Annual Conference in Abuja on 5th October 2023 at the Abuja Continental Hotel, and urged him to be a key partner.
GOCOP members present at the meeting included the immediate past President of the Guild, Mr. Dotun Oladipo, the current Deputy President, Danlami Nmodu, mni; Vice President (South), Ken Ugbeche; Vice President (North), Tom Chiahemen; General Secretary, Collins Edomaruse and a member in Abuja, Tajudeen Kareem.