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NGE to lay foundation for plaza March 1

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Abuja – The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) will on March 1 lay the foundation for the multi-purpose Editors’ Plaza at Guzape District, Abuja.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mrs Funke Egbemode (L) and Deputy President of Nigerian Guild of Editors, Suleiman Gaya after the courtesy visit by the Guild to Governor Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

A statement by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Ken Ugbechie said Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio will be the Chairman of the occasion.

According to the statement, foremost industrialist and Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, will perform the traditional ‘turning of the sod’ to herald the construction of a befitting plaza for Nigerian editors in the FCT.

Ugbechie said Minister of the FCT, Alhaji Mohammed Bello and his Information and Culture counterpart, Alhaji Lai Mohammed are also expected to grace the occasion.

He said the journey of the proposed editors’ Plaza started on April 10, 2014 with a fund-raiser under the leadership of ex-President of the Guild, Mr. Femi Adesina.

“When completed, the multi-storey edifice which sits on an expansive 5,600sq metre piece of land, will add to the vastly changing Abuja landscape. (NAN)

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