Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has made a strong appeal to the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, to set up an endowment fund to provide financial and other support to families of deceased editors with a takeoff of ten million naira which the Governor announced as donation for the fund.
Shettima made the appeal at the weekend when he had an interactive session with editors of Newspapers and senior broadcast journalists in Lagos. The Governor was in Lagos for the APC National Convention which held towards last weekend.
The Governor’s suggestion to the editors was based on a story he took time to narrate regarding his experience with the family of a late editor, whom he said, happened to be his friend years before he (Shettima) assumed the office of Governor in 2011. Shettima begged to conceal the identity of the deceased editor while making his narration, a step the Governor explained, was meant to respect the memory of the dead.