The Nigerian Guild of Editors has said President Bola Tinubu will declare open the 19th All Nigeria Editors Conference, holding in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
A statement by the guild said 300 editors would arrive Uyo on Tuesday for the annual conference.
It added that the Publisher of Vanguard, Uncle Sam Amuka; a former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Segun Osoba; the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of ThisDay and Arise News Channel, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, would be in attendance.
According to the statement, Osoba will be Father of the Day, while Amuka will be chairman of the conference.
The guild said the annual conference would be held on November 14 to 18, 2023, and “it will also witness the launch of the NGE Media Trust Fund.”
The theme of the conference, is ‘Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media.’
NGE explained that senior security experts and other stakeholders in the oil sector, including the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, were also expected to examine the impact of illegal oil refinery, bunkering, and oil theft, which had continued to threaten the survival of the nation’s economy, and a major threat to Nigeria in meeting its revenue.
It read, “With few days to our annual conference in Uyo, Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State, and many corporate organisations, like Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nigeria Customs Service, and United Bank for African have rallied support for the conference.
“Other organisations that have also rallied support for the conference include the Delta State government, Nigerian Ports Authority, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Dangote Group of Company, and many others who have also indicated an interest in being part of the conference.
“And we are excited by the huge support that is coming in from many stakeholders in our economy. It is an endorsement of the conceived aim and objective of the conference: to rally all the stakeholders in starting a robust conversation – aimed at resolving the nation’s current economic challenges.”