Editors End 18th Annual Conference, Commend Uzodimma
— As The Host, Governor Hope Uzodimma, Advises Editors On Need To Collaborate And Find The Issues Holding Down Progress And Peace In Nigeria.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors on Saturday rounded off its 18th All Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC) were the theme: 2023: Political Landscape, Credible Election and the Role of Editors, was discussed.
Highlights of the four-day event included the induction of new Members and Fellows of the Guild and a Gala Nite held at the Banquet Hall of the Imo State Government, where the editors interacted with their host, Governor Hope Uzodimma.
A statement from Oguwike Nwachuku, the Media Adviser and Chief Press Secretary to Imo State Governor, however said the “event was also an opportunity for the Editors to go round the host State to assess the projects carried out by the government of the day.”
He quoted the editors as commending Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State both in infrastructure development and in the way he has so far handled insecurity in the state.
In his comments at the Gala Nite held at the Banquet Hall of Imo State Government House, as part of the closing session of the 18th ANEC, Governor Uzodimma said democracy remains the best form of government, but added that “democracy cannot thrive without the media.”
He then said to the editors: “It is not enough to blame the man on the seat of power, rather, all should come together and interrogate the issues that are holding back the progress, peace and development of the Nation.”
Earlier, the President of Nigeria Guild of Editors, Mr Mustapha Isah, thanked the Governor for accepting to host the Conference and for providing them with “the overall enabling environment.”
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