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North-West Zone Editors Begin Arrival At Uyo For Annual Conference

From Left, Dr Sule Ya’u Sule and Alhaji Abdulkadir Mohammed arrived at Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. 

Chairman, Kano/Jigawa forum of the  Nigerian Guild of Editors, Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule and some other members from North-West zone of the country have arrived Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state, South-South Nigeria to attend the Guild’s 19th Annual Conference.

The Conference is slated for November 14 to 18, 2023, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Over 400 media executives and Senior Editors, are expected at the Conference which will be chaired by the Founder/Chairman of Vanguard Newspapers Group, Uncle Sam Amuka.

Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is billed to declare the conference open on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has gathered economic masters and technocrats from global and local institutions to interrogate on the state of Nigeria’s economy, missing gaps, and the role of the media Executives/Editors in resolving the challenges.

NGE President, Eze Anaba and the General Secretary, Dr Iyobosa Uwugiaren, had earlier issued a statement in which they said this year’s conference of the umbrella body of editors/media executives in Nigeria, will also witness the launch of the  Editors Trust Fund.

The statement noted that the Conference has been carefully planned to interrogate on the state of the nation’s economy and the missing gaps, with a theme “Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media.”

‘’The conference will also examine the Nigerian media sustainability and the existential threat by the Big Tech, and what we need to do to arrest it.

“The goal of the conference is to remind Editors and media Executives that economic actors need accurate, credible and timely information to allocate resources judiciously. That foreign/local investors and other groups in the economic ecosystem, demand a governance-monitoring role from the media.

‘’Masters of economy, Tech experts and technocrats from both within and outside the country: African Development Bank, World Trade Organisation, Central Bank of Nigeria, academics and other sectors have been invited to examine the burning issues – including the role of the editors in shaping the narrative and stemming the challenges’’, the editors stated.

‘’The conference is also expected to examine the impact of illegal oil refinery, bunkering and oil theft, which has continued threatening the survival of the nation’s economy, and a major threat to Nigeria in meeting its revenue.’’

The Guild added that the gathering will also afford the participants the huge opportunity to discuss issues affecting Journalism profession and proffer solutions that will enhance its robust practice in the country.

Members of the Guild are Editors drawn from Television, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines and Online Media.

Sheikh, Editor Aliyu Umar (left) and Alhaji Abdulkadir Mohammed moving out from their lodge at Abuja, Tuesday morning. 

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