(August 9, 2016) The Lagos state government has congratulated Mrs. Funke Egbemode on her emergence as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE). Egbemode, who is the Managing Director of New Telegraph Newspapers, was formally confirmed as President during the guild’s 12th annual conference in Port Harcourt last week.
The Governor of the state, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said Mrs. Egbemode over the years had proved her mettle in the journalism profession, saying 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.
Governor Ambode also urged Mrs. Egbemode to bring her wealth of experience to bear, not only in advancing the course 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 and developmental in playing its role as the watchdog of the society,” he said.