NGE commends Buhari’s fight against corruption

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu BuhariThe Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the fight against corruption embarked upon by his administration.

A communiqué issued by the Standing Committee of the Guild at its meeting held on Thursday August 6 and Saturday August 8 in Sokoto praised the effort to recover the country’s stolen money that is mostly stashed abroad.

It advised that these efforts should be sustained, but insisted that rule of law should be strictly adhered to in the process.

The Guild expressed worry at the instability of the exchange rate of the Naira and urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to formulate and implement policy measures geared towards stabilising the exchange rate in order to restore confidence in the local currency and in the economy as a whole.

Other decisions in the communiqué signed by Acting President, Garba Deen Mohammad, and General Secretary, Victoria Ibanga, are as follows:

“The Guild deplores the rising wave of crime in the country,

especially armed robbery, and urges relevant security agencies to rise to the occasion to safeguard lives and property.

“The Guild, once again, draws the attention of the Federal Government to the rising unemployment in the country and urges it to make job creation a priority.

“The Guild also notes with concern the hardship being experienced by some journalists in the country due to irregular remuneration and poor condition of service and urges media owners to urgently address the issues.

“The Standing Committee also unanimously expresses confidence in the Ag. President, Mallam Garba Deen Mohammad and pledges to ensure a seamless transition in line with the tradition of continuity which the Guild is known for.

“The Guild expresses its gratitude to the government and good people of Sokoto State for hospitality extended to the members of the Standing Committee during their two-day meeting in the state.”