By Aliyu M. Aliyu
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has inaugurated a seven-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) for its scheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on May 27 in Kano State.
The President of the Guild, Mr Mustapha Isah while inaugurating the LOC on Saturday held at the NUJ Press Center Kano, said the committee is saddled with the responsible for Organising the convention and election.
The Guild President expressed confidence that the committee members will deliver a successful convention/election, saying no fewer than 258 members will converge in Kano for the annual event.
He, therefore, solicited adequate support for the LOC to have a successful and accepted convention, noting that the committee has the responsibility to provide accommodation, local transportation and feeding for the participants.
Isa further called on participating members not to be scared of the security challenges in some part of the country, saying that Kano State is very peaceful and secured for them.
The President further commended the Kano State Government for accepting to host the 2021 convention in the State, adding that in the past 14-years, this is the first to be hosted in the North.
Responding, the Chairman of the LOC, Dr. Sule Ya’u-Sule said the committee has seven members, adding that by the tradition of the Guild, it is supposed to be six members.
His words:-“But because we want to accommodate some of our colleagues from the north, that is why we keyed in one person from Sokoto so that to help us sensitise our members from the Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi States axis.
“So, that is why the committee now has seven members to conduct the 2021 convention here in Kano”.
According to him, after the convention, the leadership of the Guild will embark on a tour of project executed by the Kano State Government.
NGE is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit making organisation, for the highest strata of working journalists who have attained the exalted position of editors in the journalism profession.