Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, and his Edo State counterpart, Governor Godwin Obaseki have congratulated Mr Shaka Momodu on his promotion as the Editor of THISDAY Newspaper.
Governor Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, also felicitated with Mr Davidson Iriekpen as Editor of THISDAY, the Sunday Newspaper and Mr Goddy Egene, Group News Editor of the newspaper.
Similarly, he congratulated Mr Emmanuel Efeni on his elevation to Deputy Managing Director and Mr Christian Ogodo as Managing Editor of ARISE News.
Okowa commended the board of THISDAY and ARISE group for finding the officers worthy for the new responsibilities, saying that their promotions were well-deserved.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Mr Shaka Momodu, Davidson Iriekpen, Goddy Egene, Emmanuel Efeni, Christian Ogodo and all other executives of THISDAY and ARISE group on their well-deserved promotions.
“Over the years, they have by dint of hardwork and conscientious dedication kept the both media brands moving from strength to strength.
“They have continued to promote the kernel of journalism by keeping Nigerians and the rest of the world abreast with the most timely and educating news from all parts of Nigeria and the world.
“As a government, we are proud of your lofty achievements and it is our prayer that your best is yet to come as we hope to see you at the pinnacle of your careers,” Okowa stated.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his part congratulated Mr. Shaka Momodu, an indigene of Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State, on his promotion as the Daily Editor of THISDAY Newspaper.
The governor, in a statement, also hailed the elevation of two other Edo sons, Mr. Davidson Iriekpen as Editor of THISDAY, the Sunday Newspaper and Mr. Abiodun Eromosele as the newspaper’s Group Business Editor.
According to him, “I am elated by the promotion of Mr. Shaka Momodu to the new position. A brilliant and thorough-bred journalist; he is deserving of the new assignment after rising through the ranks as a rookie reporter to this exalted position in the THISDAY stables.
“The promotion of Momodu, Iriekpen and Eromosele is a testament to the Edo spirit of hard work, diligence and excellence. We are proud of their attainment, as they have become shining examples to our young ones, who are desirous of notable role models.”
The governor noted that Iriekpen, who hails from Owan West LGA and Eromosele, from Esan West LGA, have distinguished themselves in the profession and are deserving of the honour.
“I appreciate the Board of THISDAY Newspapers for recognizing and rewarding the hard work demonstrated by these Edo sons in contributing to the growth of the media enterprise,” Obaseki added.
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