Journalism of Courage

Mustapha Isah is Nigerian Guild of Editors’ President


Mr Mustapha Isah, has emerged the new President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).

He succeeds Mrs Funke Egbemode, who has been appointed the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

The election by ratification held in Sokoto at the ongoing 15th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC 2019) opened by Gov. Aminu Tambuwwal of Sokoto State.

Before his elevation, Isah was the Vice-President (West) of the guild.

Isah, who thanked members for the confidence reposed in him, said: “I am not the best. Anyone of us is capable of being the president.

“I am ready to listen to everyone. I will not fail you, I will listen to all, I will make the Guild an indivisible entity.

“I will not trade with the name of the Guild and I shall be just to everyone.’’

Persecondnews recalls that the guild had produced the following as president : the late Mrs Oluremi Oyo, former Managing Difrector of the News Agency of Nigeria; Mr Gbenga Adefaye, Editor-in-Chief/Group General Manager, Vanguard newspapers; Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s media aide; Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Media Adviser among others.

The guild had on July 1 this year lost its Deputy President, Malam Umar saidu Tundun Wada in an accident on Abuja-Kano road

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