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– Funke Egbemode, the managing director of Telegraph newspapers, became the president of the guild at the weekend in Port Harcourt

– Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has sent his congratulatory message and also advised her and the association

The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, congratulated the managing director and editor-in-chief of the Telegraph newspapers, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on her emergence as the substantive president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).


Funke Egbemode, the new president of NGE

Funke Egbemode, the new president of NGE

Obasa, in a statement by his chief ress Secretary, Musbau Razak, and made available to, said the emergence of Mrs Egbemode as the president of one of the highly recognised and respected professional bodies in the country is a confirmation of her professionalism and the high esteem she has as held by her colleagues.

Egbemode became the new president of the body at the 12 conference of the guild in Port Harcourt, Rivers state at the weekend.

“I have followed your writings over the years and you’ve proven to be a role model for budding journalists who have the desire to excel in their chosen profession.

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“Your emergence therefore, is not only a confirmation of your professionalism but also a confirmation of the high esteem members of this association, one of the most highly recognised and respected in this country, hold your humble self,” Obasa said.

The speaker urged Mrs Egbemode not to relent in using her position as the NGE president to ensure that the association continues with its commitment to the protection and promotion of the country’s democracy.

“Nigerians look up to the NGE not to relent in its commitment to the protection and promotion of this hard-earned democracy.

“I’m sure that the guild under you will not drop this responsibility.

“On behalf of my colleagues at the Lagos State House of Assembly, I congratulate you on this honour and I wish you a successful tenure in office,” Obasa said.

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In her acceptance speech, Egbemode had said: “I feel honoured and I feel like that I have just been handed a big responsibility, like a big board that must not drop.

“I urge members to keep the flag flying. We have done very well as a body.

“We should continue to do things that will elevate the Guild, whatever will promote journalism, whatever that will promote the body.”

At the event, the information minister, Lai Mohammed, revealed that the country’s economy is hard hit by the fall in the price of crude oil because it failed to save for the rainy day.

This, according to him, is coupled with the fact that the country did not invest in infrastructure.

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