Nigeria Guild of Editors elects new President

Aliyu Othman, Port Harcourt

Funke Egbemode

The Nigeria Guild of Editor has elected Mrs Funke Egbemode as new President.

Mrs Egbemode was unanimously elected after the vacancy was created with the appointment of the immediate past president Mr. Garbadeen Muhammed early this year as Group General Manager Public Affairs of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company NNPC.

Egbemode acted as president of the guild before the confirmation by the members at the All Nigeria Editors Conference taking place in Port Harcourt Rives State.

However, the Deputy President Mr. Steve Ayorinde who should have taken over from Mr. Garbadeen is now the Commissioner for Information and strategy in Lagos state.

He retained his position as Deputy President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors till April 2017 when there will be a National Convention to elect new executive members.

The Guild in session also deferred the consideration of a reviewed draft reviewed constitution till April next year to allow for members input.