Maureen Chigbo

Women Leadership Group, WLG, a non-profit organization, has congratulated, Ms Maureen Chigbo, publisher of Real News Magazine, on her election as the first female president of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP.

A statement signed by Dr. Nkechi Nwankwo, Director, and Mrs Cordelia Onu, Programme Manager, and made available to The Next Edition, described her position as “strategic in a world where the online and social media rule and can quickly douse or further aggravate tensions at this critical time in Nigeria’s history.”

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The statement read: “We, your colleagues in the Women Leadership Group (WLG) received with joy and sense of pride the news of your election as the first female President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). We celebrate this important moment and are convinced you will excel in this role.


“Your position is strategic in a world where the online and social media rule and can quickly douse or further aggravate tensions at this critical time in Nigeria’s history. We, therefore, are fully confident that you will deploy your wealth of experience in guiding your members to toe the line of peace, equity, and objectivity. With your pedigree, erudition, leadership skills and well-horned sense of judgment, we have no doubt that you will take the association to enviable heights and etch your name in the history books as one who contributed towards the stability of the country.

“We wish you God’s guidance as you take up the challenging task of deepening the credibility of the association and pledge our support and prayers as fellow journalists, gender equality advocates, and sisters.”