Membership admission into the nascent professional Association of all Online Publishers in the nation’s capital, Abuja has been suspended to allow the forum focus on the all-important task of nation building weeks to the General Elections.
According to a press release signed by its acting secretary, Mr. Shola Akinboye, which was made available to NationsPride in Abuja on Saturday, this position was reached by the Steering Committee after the Association reached fifty-member milestone barely a week after its inauguration.
The Steering Committee unanimously resolved to temporarily suspend membership admission to allow them concentrate on the onerous task of nation-building weeks to the 2023 general elections.
He said, during this window, they will perfect the incorporation process and compile digital register for reference purposes.
Akinboye said the various adhoc committees are working assiduously to meet their timelines. The Finance Committee had turned in its recommendation while the draft constitution will be out next week as well as their logo which will be ratified in a soon to be announced general meeting.
Overwhelmed by the wide acceptance of the association by all online publishers in Abuja, the Acting Chairman of the Association, Martins Odiete thanked all members for hearing the calls and heeding with their presence.
“On behalf of the Steering Committee, I would like to extend my utmost gratitude to you and your hard work. Your dedication helped us reach our goals. I deeply appreciate every member of this team for showing relentless effort for this project.
“This progress would not be possible without your contributions. I value your commitment to this vision and look forward to achieving all our milestones together” he said.
“Four weeks to the polls, we will devote our far-reaching platforms to educate, inform and sensitize Nigerians and the global community about the activities of all stakeholders as we count down to the general elections with a view to reporting fair, balance and accurate updates.
Abuja Online Publishers is an association of all online media with the aim of advocating the invaluable place of verifiable and trusted online news media in a democratic society, encourage diversity, inclusion and to be a reference point for high editorial standards.