All Nigeria Editors Conference Begins in Port Harcourt

The 12th edition of the All Nigeria Editors Conference, ANEC, kicks off in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Wednesday. It ends on Sunday, August 7.

About 300 editors are expected to arrive at Presidential Hotel, in the GRA of the city, on the first day. On Thursday, former governor of Delta State Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan will be special guest of honour at the conference whose theme is “Economic Diversification: Agriculture as Option for a Prosperous Nigeria”.

Real farmers, agribusiness financiers, policymakers and captains of industry are also expected at the conference, which the host governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said would afford the state an opportunity to showcase its investment potential.

ANEC is the largest gathering of Nigerian editors where ideas that have shaped government policies and programmes over the years are generated. The maiden edition was held in 2004 at Ada, Osun State, and hosted by then governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Subsequent editions have been held in different parts of the country. The conference also attracts both local and foreign speakers as well as editors from organizations such as West African Editors Forum (WAEF), African Editors Forum (TAEF), World Editors Forum (WEF) and World Association of Newspapers (WAN).

The executive editor/CEO of Eyeway, Aniebo Nwamu, will attend the conference. He was also in Port Harcourt in 2010 for the ANEC.

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