THE Presidency will on Saturday address Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) across the country in Owerri, the Imo State Capital.
The two days event slated for 30 to 31 of March will be hosted by His Excellency, Rochas Okorocha, the executive Governor of the State.
This information was disclosed in a statement signed by the body’s Public Relation Officer (PRO), Evangelist Promise Uzoma Okoro, at the weekend.
The statement by Mr. Okoro, hints that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie will grace the occasion on behalf of her principal.
Onochie is expected to deliver a key note address from President Muhammadu Buhari in line with the president’s recognition of the role of the Online Media to the Political Development of Nigeria.
“We have confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari as part of his recognition of the Importance of the Online Media will on Saturday through his Special Assistant on Social Media, Laureta Onochie deliver a Keynote Address at our National Convention holding on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March 2018,” the statement by Okoro partly read.
The Convention which is strictly for Bloggers and Online Media Practitioners is expected to handle sundry issues as they affect the Online Media in Nigeria.
Aside the President, other keynote speakers at the Convention are: Dr. ACB Agbazuere, Former Commissioner for Information, Abia State; Prince Odunze O. Odunze, Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha on Media Production and a host of publishers of various online news portal.
HEADLINE reports that its contributing editor, Stanley Chukwumezie, will attend the National Convention.
As at press time, registration which will soon be closing is still ongoing.
Interested entrants are advised to call: 08052004116, 08092004116, 08036540481.