Gov. Ambode congratulates Egbemode, new NGE President

Lagos –  Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday congratulated Mrs Funke Egbemode, on her confirmation as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE).
Ambode, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, said Egbemode over the years had proved her mettle in the profession.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Egbemode, who is the Managing Director of New Telegraph newspapers, was officially confirmed as President during the Guild’s 12th annual conference in Port Harcourt.
Ambode said that her recent appointment was thoroughly deserving and an inspiration to other women striving to make a name in the profession.
“I have no doubt in my mind that the cap fits Mrs Egbemode.
“She has a proven track record of excellence in journalism, which has seen her rise through the ranks to the pinnacle of the profession,” the governor said.
He urged Egbemode to bring her wealth of experience to bear, not only in advancing the cause of the Guild, but also the journalism profession in general.
“I urge Mrs Egbemode to see her new assignment as one that comes at a time in our national life where we need the media to be more circumspect in playing its role as watchdog of the society,” Ambode said. (NAN)

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