6 August 2016
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) on Friday confirmed Mrs Funke Egbemode as its new President.
Members confirmed Egbemode as substantive president at the guild`s 12th annual conference in Port Harcourt.
Egbemode, who is the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, New Telegraph Newspaper, said she was honoured by the confirmation.
“I feel honoured and I feel like that I have just been handed a big responsibility, like a big box that must not drop.
“I urge members to keep the flag flying. We have done very well as a body. We should continue to do things that will elevate the Guild, whatever will promote journalism, whatever that will promote the body,” she said.
Egbemode, the second female president of the NGE after deceased Mrs Remi Oyo, assured that the Guild would change for the better.
“For the time I will be in the saddle, the Guild will change for the better, will become more visible.
“We have produced commissioners, spokespersons of presidents, NNPC’s Group General Managers on Public Affairs. What I want us to do is to ensure that we remain the pool from where the nation drinks,” she said.
The president assured that the NGE would continue to produce quality people that would serve the nation.