The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, has extended a hand of fellowship to the acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi in efforts to reposition the service.
The offer for partnership was made by GOCOP President, Maureen Chigbo, while briefing Adeniyi on preparations for its Annual General Conference slated for Abuja in October.
Chigbo said GOCOP is a group made up of top rated journalists who have practiced at the highest level in journalism and urged the NCS to ensure synergy with the media, especially since the new helmsman used to be in charge of the Service’s public relations.
The customs CG expressed delight over the visit and commended efforts of members who have come together as a good example of professional excellence.
He expressed confidence that the emergence of GOCOP will help in sifting the grains from the chaff in online journalism practice.
With GOCOP, he reasoned, it will be easier to determine who the real professionals in the online business are for proper synergy.
Adeniyi assured the media that he will continue to crave partnership towards achieving the goals of his service.
The GOCOP team included Dotun Oladipo, the immediate past president; Danlami Nmodu, mni, Deputy President; Ken Ugbeche, Vice President, South; Tom Chiahemen, Vice President, North; Collins Edomaruse, General Secretary; and Tajudeen Kareem, an Abuja-based GOCOP member.
The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Abdullahi Maiwada, was also present at the courtesy visit alongside other officers.