From Right, Aliyu Othman, Godwin Ukaa, Ahazia Suleiman, Mustapha Isah, Barth Ikiebe, at VON foyer, Abuja.
By Goodluck Ikiebe
The re – elected President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mustapha Isah, has pledged to implement the promises he made during the just-concluded NGE delegates conference in Kano.
The pledge was made when Mustapha Isa paid courtesy visits to Voice of Nigeria, VON and News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in company of an executive member of NGE, Boma Nwuke, in Abuja.
He listed empowerment, life insurance for members of NGE and general welfare as critical in guaranteeing the success of the guild.
Isa, who appreciated the role played by VON and NAN members of the NGE in his re-election as the President, solicited continued support to ensure that the Guild is beneficial to all members.
He appealed to Editors to always embrace the doctrine of the profession for the sake of building a decent society, adding that the role of the media in sustaining Nigeria’s democracy could not be undermined.
Isa also acknowledged the role of the media in nation building and promised a unified NGE to support the policies and programmes of government.
According to him, the maturity and discipline demonstrated by members of the Guild from the North shows they are people to work with.
“We will keep our promises to ensure that we keep our integrity and we will keep our image,” he assured.
Isa further promised that the issue of not inducting editors who were eligible to be members of the guild would soon be addressed.
According to him, this matter will be addressed in the next constitution review.
While in VON, the Executive Director News, Ahazia Suleiman, who welcomed him on behalf of the Director General, restated their support for him to succeed in moving the Guild to greater heights.
Also, the Editor-in-Chief of NAN, Silas Nwoha, promised unalloyed support to the leadership of the Guild to ensure it succeeded in its mandate.
Nwoha urged Isa to endeavour to surpass his predecessors in his achievements and ensure that the NGE remained united.
“We will continue to pray for you to succeed and do things that others were not able to achieve.” Nwoha remarked.
Members of the Guild were unanimous in their appeal to the leadership of the Guild to ensure that Editors, who were eligible to be members of the NGE were inducted at the next All Nigerian Editors Conference, ANEC, later this year.