The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has ratified the election of Mustapha Isah as the new President of the body.
The ratification came up at the 15th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference, ANEC 2019, in Sokoto on Friday.
Mr Isah was immediately sworn in.
Mr Isah succeeds Funke Egbemode who resigned as the President of the NGE following her appointment as the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.
Mr Isah is currently the Head of News, Silverbird TV and Rhythm 93.7fm, Lagos.
He started his journalism carrier with the defunct Tempo Magazine during the dark days of the late dictator, Gen Sani Abacha.
Mr Isah was born in Ubuneke Ivbiaro in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.
After his secondary school education, he proceeded to a private school in Ilesha, Osun State to study for Advanced Levels which he obtained in 1987.
He then gained admission into Bendel State University, now Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, in 1988.
He obtained a degree in History, Second Class Upper Division, in 1991. After his National Youth Service in 1992, he proceeded to the University of Lagos to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication.
He began his journalism carrier with the defunct Tempo Magazine in 1995, during the dark days of the late dictator, General Sani Abacha.
In July 1995, Mustapha Isah joined Ray Power fm as a reporter. And in August 1998, he left Daar Communications Limited for Rhythm 93.fm as an Assistant News Editor.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Isah thanked members for the confidence reposed in him.
“I am not the best. Anyone of us is capable of being the president.
“I am ready to listen to everyone. I will not fail you; I will listen to all.
“I will make the Guild an indivisible entity.
“I will not trade with the name of the Guild and I shall be just to everyone,’’ he said.