Nigerian Guild of Editors Elects New Leaders

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE has elected new leaders to pilot it’s affairs for the next two years.

This took place at the just concluded NGE National Biennial Convention held in Owerri, the Imo State capital from 15th to 17th June,2023.

The convention which has as its theme, Post 2023 Election: Promoting Professionalism For Enhancement of Democracy and Good Governance had about 400 editors in attendance drawn from the print, electronic and online media .

The chief host, Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma in his opening speech noted that the Nigerian democracy is still in its infancy stage, still a work in progress and should not be judged  harshly .

He advised that the Editors should patiently work to protect and preserve the Nigeria democracy. They should stand by lawful winners of elections to help them set agendas to develop the nation and Show example by conducting a free and fair election as they vote their new leaders .

Father of the day, a veteran Editor and Fellow of the Guild, Aremo Segun Osoba, praised the NGE for living by example and being a shining light in Nigeria as ethnicity and religion is not allowed to influence their elections.

A keynote address on the theme of the convention was delivered by Dr Lanre Aroguntade on behalf of Dr Chido Nwakanma. He said the Editors must insist on equity, fairness and factual reporting in elections. They must train political reporters to become sources themselves, do proper gatekeeping, set agendas and make effort to address the economic state of the media for sustainability.

The outgoing NGE president, Mr Mustapha Isah gave a report of his stewardship and thanked his colleagues for giving him and his team the opportunity to serve.

The executive was hereafter dissolved to pave way for an election which produced Mr. Eze Anaba as President, Hussaina Bamshiki, VP, Iyabosa Uwagiaren, Secretary and other executives and standing committee members.

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