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Nigerian Publishers Conference scheduled for October

The Nigeria Editors’ Conference has received support from some companies and security agencies.

The conference, organized by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), is to be held on October 21 and 22, 2021 in Abuja, with a focus on the current security challenges in the country. Its theme is “Media in times of crisis: resolving conflicts, reaching consensus”.

A statement signed by President Mustapha Isah and Secretary General Iyobosa Uwugiaren says the conference has received support since its announcement.

The release lists organizations that have provided support so far, including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Globacom, Air Peace, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Security Services of the State and others.

This year, the conference is the 17th of its kind and it aims to build consensus among media owners, managers and editors on the role the media can play in helping to resolve the seemingly intractable conflict surrounding the nation today.

The annual conference also attracts our overseas partners: World Editors Forum (WEF), West African Editors Forum (WAEF), African Editors Forum (AEF), International Press Institute (IPI) and World Association of Newspapers (WAN). said the statement.

This year, the annual conference will attract security officers, governors, lawmakers, academics, CEOs from the private sector, members of the international community, leading non-governmental organizations and others.

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The editors said the conference, which is designed to be “ intellectually engaging ” – with several experienced resource people, will also include an executive session with state governors and security chiefs.

“The executive session will provide governors and security chiefs with a huge opportunity to share with newspaper, radio / television station owners and publishers the challenges of managing insecurity in their states and the progress they are making. ‘they have accomplished so far,’ the statement read. .

More than 500 editors and media owners, both inside and outside the country, are expected at this year’s conference.

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