The recent emergence of a new leadership in the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has received the support of the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as conveyed in a congratulatory message to the Guild.
At the recent All Nigerian Editors Conference, Garba Deen Muhammad, the former Deputy President, became the President, while Steve Ayorinde, who was Vice President (West) was elected Deputy President and Funke Egbemode, the former Social and Publicity Secretary is now Vice President (West).
In the letter to the NGE President, the Acting Director General of NIMASA, Haruna Baba Jauro described the election as a mark of the confidence Nigerian editors reposed in the trio as a result of their outstanding performance in previous responsibilities.
The NIMASA helmsman also said that the development was in line with the commitment of the Guild to ensure that journalists at all levels continue to discharge their noble roles as required of the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
Recalling the nationalistic roles of leading lights in journalism among who were Ernest Ikoli, Herbert Macaulay, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chief Obafemi Awolowo; Jauro urged the NGE to be in the forefront of the reawakening movement and the deepening of Nigeria’s unity in diversity.
“Our dear country is at a time when all citizens, particularly professional groups like the NGE ought to rally behind the ongoing drive towards probity in every aspect of our national life in order to set Nigeria on the path of progress. Given the pedigree of the NGE leadership, I have no doubt that you all are well equipped and prepared for the onerous tasks ahead,” he said.
The agency has over the years provided support for the Guild and other media associations as part of its commitment to the development and growth of its various stakeholder groups.
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