July 19, 2024

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Excitement Trails Anaba’s Emergence As NGE President

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Edith CHUKU

 

A new president of the Nigeria Guild of Editors NGE, has emerged.

 

Mr. Eze Anaba, Editor of Vanguard Media Limited emerged NGE President at the 2023 National Biennial Convention, held at Rockview Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.

 

Anaba’s emergence has excited alot of people, who expressed excitement and trust in his ability to pilot the guild.

 

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One of such persons is the governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara.

Fubara, through his SSA on Media, Boniface Onyedi, felicitated with Anaba on his emergence.

 

 

The governor in a statement commended the Guild of Editors for electing a man of Anaba’s calibre who he described as a seasoned journalist and professional with enormous experience.

 

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Fubara prayed that Anaba will utilize his new position as the President of the Guild to promote social harmony and development.

He charged the Editors to put the interest of the nation first in their information management by upholding the tenets of truth and fairness at all times in order to foster development for prosperity in the country.

 

 

Fubara said he will be looking forward to partnering with the Guild to advance the development frontier of Rivers State under his continuity and consolidation agenda, and solicited their continuous support.

 

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The governor noted that he was particular about the peace and development of the state so as to take it to a greater height for the good of the people.

He congratulated the NGE for holding a successful convention in Owerri, Imo State and electing officers to pilot its affairs.

 

The theme of the convention which ran from Thursday, June 15th to Saturday, 17th, 2023 was, “Post 2023 Election: Promoting Professionalism For Enhancement Of Democracy And Good Governance.”

 

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The event featured a welcome address by the outgoing president, Mr. Mustapha Isah, an opening remarks by the chairman of the convention, Tony Onyima, remarks by father of the day, Aremo Segun Osoba, keynotes presentations, business sessions, election of new officers, among others.

The outgoing president, Isah, in his opening speech said the convention was holding at a time the media in Nigeria was facing enormous challenges.

 

 

He expressed worry that, “the cost of news print and broadcast equipment is prohibitive. The economy is underperforming, making it impossible for media houses to generate enough revenue from adverts. I don’t even want to delve into the challenge posed by online media.

 

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“The Federal Government that initiated various intervention funds to bail out other sectors is not bothered about the current state of the media. Why should it be worried? The media play the role of a watchdog. Our constitution gives us the power to hold government to account. However, a sick and hungry watchdog wouldn’t be in a position to watch anything when faced with the challenge of survival. Some of the people we are expecting to hold accountable would even pray for this scenario to continue in perpetuity.”

He further encourage thus, “Colleagues, we will keep doing our job no matter the challenge we face, and we are going to survive.”

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