The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has disowned a group, Foundation for Transparency and Accountability, parading itself as a Non Governmental Organisation, NGO, and claiming that it is organizing an award ceremony and issuance of certificates to some people in collaboration with the Guild.
In a disclaimer by Mary Atolagbe, its General Secretary, the NGE said it has no affiliation with the Foundation, was not, in any way, privy to its activities, ‘does NOT know or recognize’ it dissociates itself from both the Foundation and its purported award of May 10, 2019.
Full text of the disclaimer reads:
The attention of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), has been drawn to an award and issuance of Certificates to some people by Foundation for Transparency and Accountability, a Non Governmental Organisation, in collaboration with Nigeria Guild of Editors, on 10th May, 2019,
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, the umbrella professional body for the leadership of print, broadcast and online media in Nigeria has no affiliation with the Foundation for Transparency and Accountability and the purported Nigeria Guild of Editors.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors hereby dissociates itself from the Foundation and the purported award on the 10thof May, 2019.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors is not in any way privy to the foundation’s activities and does NOT know or recognise the Foundation for Transparency and Accountability.
The Guild has NEVER had any collaboration with the Non-Governmental Organisation and DOES NOT in any way intend to engage in any dealings whatsoever with the organisation.
The Guild hereby informs the Nigerian public that, in its almost six decades of existence as a professional body of leaders in the Nigerian media, it DOES NOT give awards and HAS NEVER given award to any individual, corporate, government or public entities.