Fayemi Hails Adesina’s Election As NGE President

March 3, 2013

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Sun newspaper, Mr. Femi Adesina over his election as the President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, (NGE).

Governor Fayemi expressed confidence in the ability of  Adesina, a respected journalist and celebrated writer, to lead the  Editors Guild to greater heights.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode,  congratulated  members of the Guild for a successful election. He also hailed the choice of Adesina as President, saying that the Sun’s Deputy Editor-In-Chief possesses the requisite experience, exposure, contact and maturity to succeed in his new office and reposition the  Guild.

He urged Adesina to see his emergence as NGE President as an opportunity to make history  by using his position to contribute to efforts to deepen democracy accountability and good governance in the country.

Fayemi charged the new NGE President, whom he described as “a gentle man and courageous writer”  not to shirk in his responsibility of  speaking truth to power, for which he is well respected as a reporter, editor, columnist and newspaper executive.

The governor who described Adesina as an epitome of journalistic excellence urged the newly-elected NGE President to build on the success recorded by the outgoing executive led by another excellent journalist, Mr Gbenga Adefaye.

He praised the NGE for organizing a peaceful, transparent and credible election which he described as a good example of  how electoral process should be.


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