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March 4, 2024

Presidential aide describes NAN Deputy Editor-in- Chief as epitome of knowledge

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Dignitaries at the unveiling of a book titled: “The Journalist, The Woman and Her Faith” authored by Mrs Grace Yussuf, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief , News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. 


By Gabriel Agbeja

Mr Femi  Adesina , the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, has described Mrs Grace Yussuf, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief , News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as an epitome of knowledge.

Adesina, who was represented by Mrs Patience Tilleygyado , the Assistant Director, Information, State House, said this on Tuesday in Abuja  at the launching of a book authored by Yussuf.

He said Yussuf had displayed special skills in writing the book titled “ The Journalist, The Woman and Her Faith“ that really worthy of emulation.

The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki Ponle,also described Yussuf as a journalist with difference in her reportage as a journalist.

Ponle, who was represented by Mr Mufutau Ojo , the Director of Special Duties in the Agency , said” Yussuf  is a celebrated Journalist as the presence of the crowd had proved it.”

The managing director pledged to keep promoting such laudable initiative among members of  NAN staff, adding that he would further celebrate NAN Journalists who excelled in their endeavours.

He advised young female journalists to take a lead from Yussuf and put down their experiences in writing.

“Many have put in two to three decades in the profession. The new ones should learn from Grace Yussuf that have put in over three decades in the profession.

” The book is interesting and exciting. I recommend it to others to buy to take cue from there,” he said.

Prof. Joy Ezedo, Women Aid Collective (WACOL) said Yussuf had made herself outstanding among women through her personal efforts.

Ezedo , who was represented by Mrs Ijeoam Ezeude , WACO  Head of Legal Unit, said the author was worthy emulated as she had balanced the roles of wife, mother and journalist.

Mr Joe Bankole, a former Managing Editor, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who reviewed the book said it was a typical story of a typical professional in a typical Nigerian setting spared none from pains and comfort.

According to him, the book titled “ The Journalist, The Women and Her Faith“ is a “Memoirs of a Nigerian Female Journalist“.

Bankole said the uniqueness of the book reflected in the sincerity, passion and candour with which the author told the story.

“It is a beautiful work of art that is good and pedagogical.

“It provides the platform for an enduring litany or lessons for young professionals in the field, working journalists and Christian women who want to stick to their faith no matter challenges in any sphere of life.

“I proudly recommended this book to all of a disciplined life, and one dedicated to the praise of God Almighty,” he said.

Mrs Grace Yussuf, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), thanked everyone that came for the occasion.

The author further thanked everyone that had helped her during service years and those she had leant from to attain the feat.

Yussuf said she had covered many beats, including , Economy  and Industry beat for NAN and visited USA, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Gabon, Cameroon and Gambia to report events. (NAN)



Edited by Isaac Aregbesola








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