The theme of the event, “The Change We Need: The Role of the Editor”, which is in conformity to the change mantra of the Buhari-led administration.
Nigerian editors agreed that it is time for things to be done differently to ensure the progress of the country.
The event attracted editors from across the country and also very prominent fellows of the guild.
Chairman of the event and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh (OON), urged editors to “strive to see how we (editors) can take responsibility of what we do to the quality of public debates and thereby help to solve problems and not to make them insolvable.
“We should make a conscious effort to go right into the communities and find out what is of concern to them and bring them to the fore”, he said, adding that all “editors must imbibe the new way of doing things”.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit making organization, for the highest strata of working journalists who have attained the exalted position of editors in both print and broadcast journalism.