… urges newly-elected Executive Committee to ensure Journalists Work by Creed of their Profession and do more for the union and the country in this new tenure
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Mallam Mustapha Isah for his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors.
This is also as he has tasked the newly elected Executive Committee of the Nigeria Guild of Editors to ensure that editors and journalists live and work by the creed of their profession and also to do more for the union and the country in this new tenure.
Tinubu stated this in a statement released via his twitter handle while reacting to the news of the outcome of the Guild of Editors convention held in Kano state on Wednesday.
The tweets reads:
I earnestly congratulate the newly-elected Executive Committee of the Nigeria Guild of Editors at their recent convention in Kano.
I particularly commend the President of the Guild, Mallam Mustapha Isah, who was reelected as president at the convention. His re-election is a testament to and affirmation of the trust and confidence reposed in his leadership by his colleagues.
I charge Mallam Isah and his executive committee to do more for the union and the country in this new tenure.
As the pacesetting body for all editors, and, by extension, as guardians of journalistic freedom and quality, this executive committee must ensure that editors and journalists live and work by the creed of their profession.
The committee must ensure journalists perform with utmost maturity and responsibility for which they are aptly called the Fourth Estate of the Realm.
Let us do more to improve the critical organisations and institutions of our country, particularly at this time.
“Once again, I congratulate the new officers of the NGE. I wish them a most successful tenure.
It’s only by so doing will they publish true and objective news and issue meaningful commentary while beating back the menaces of fake news, hate speech and biased reporting.