Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described the re-election of Mr. Femi Adesina as the President of Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) as a reward for robust leadership and unwavering commitment to journalism excellence in Nigeria.
The governor stated this in a congratulatory message issued in Ibadan on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo.
He acknowledged the fact that Mr. Adesina’s re-election was borne out of his noteworthy and commendable contributions to best journalism practice in the country in the last two years.
“I am not surprised by Mr. Adesina’s re-election, having followed his activities and leadership style since he took up the mantle of leadership of the Nigeria Guild of Editors two years ago.
“He has exhibited uncommon commitment to the advancement of journalism and adherence to the ethics of the profession. Mr. Adesina has brought his gentlemanly personality and courteous approach to issues to his leadership, a feat that has paid off with his re-election,’’ the governor said.
Governor Ajimobi expressed the optimism that his leadership for another two years would further elevate journalism to an enviable standard and boost the image of the Guild.
He congratulated members of the Guild for organizing a rancour-free election and emulate other professional bodies and association to take a cue from the seamless transition by the NGE.