Dignitaries storm commissioning of Editors’ House in Ikeja

It was gathering of the top echelon of the society as dignitaries from various works of life on Thursday gather the commissioning of Editors House, located at 24 Mojidi Street, Ikeja, Lagos.

Present at the event were former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi; former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba; Deputy Governor of Adamawa, Mr. Martins Babale; Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Bayo Onanuga who represented the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, representatives of Governors of Delta, Osun and Akwa Ibom; distinguished editors and chief executives of various media organisations, among others.

President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, in her welcome address paid tribute to the founding fathers and past presidents of the Guild who contributed largely to the realization of the project, saying that a dream of 55 years had become a reality.

She also thanked the Federal Government, State Governments and other institutions that contributed immensely to see the project to reality, saying that the House would serve as not only a secretariat for the Guild, but a rallying point for its members.

Describing the Editors House as a new chapter that would ultimately earn the Guild respect and due recognition in the comity of professional bodies in the nation, the facility was declared open by the Governor Ambode who urged members to make good use of the facility to protect and promote national unity.

The Governor who was represented at the event by his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule, tasked the Guild to ensure that more attention is devoted to issues that would assist government to ease the current hardship being experienced by the people and protection of lives and property.

“It is no longer news that out nation’s economy is in recession amidst other challenges that demand the patriotism and nationalistic spirit of all of us. Specifically for members of the Guild, as gatekeepers and moulders of opinion in our nation, you owe it as a national duty to ensure fair and objective reportage of issues with eyes on the promotion of socio-economic development and national cohesion,” he said.


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