By Aliyu Dangida
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti on behalf of the entire people of Abia State, has congratulated Mr. Eze Anaba, Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, on his election as the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
Hotpen reports that, Eze Anaba who emerged the President of the professional body at the Biennial National Convention which held recently in Owerri, Imo State last week Friday, is from Abia State.
In a statement issued to Newsmen by Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Abia State, said Anaba’s victory was an eloquent testimony to his leadership qualities and a demonstration of the confidence his colleagues repose in him.
The people of Abia State are indeed glad to have you as one of their illustrious sons and hope that you will use your new office to work towards the realisation of their dream of a progressive and prosperous Abia”, the statement said.
The Governor also congratulated the entire Guild and, particularly, the Organising Committee of the convention, for putting up a rancour-free event, thereby holding a free, fair and peaceful election that has now brought about the new leadership.
The new President being congratulated by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma
The Governor also prayed that Anaba’s tenure “will see to the continued strengthening of the Guild, work to promote the welfare, well-being and rights of journalists in Nigeria as well as ensure that practitioners continue to imbibe the ethics of the noble profession of journalism”.
Among those elected at the Convention is the Director of News, RADIO NIGERIA, Mrs. Husseina Bangshika as Deputy President while Sheddy Ozoene, Kabir Alabi Garba and Umoru Ibrahim emerged the Guild’s Vice Presidents for the East, West and North, respectively. An editor with THISDAY, Dr. Iyobosa Uwugiaren is the General Secretary.