Goddy Egene: A Renowned Journalist cum Community Leader with Enviable Legacies

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Goddy Egene: A Renowned Journalist cum Community Leader with Enviable Legacies


“Good leadership comes with Sacrifice”-Godday Odidi

Mr.Goddy Egene


About 10 years ago, one of my renowned Ajegunle-Isoko based photo journalists that worked with then Thisday Newspaper,Mr.Japheth Emirile,spoke well of Mr.Goddy Egene,as one of the reliable Stock market editors he was proud of and he wanted me to be closer with him then.

So, one day, Mr.Japheth called me on phone to see him at Thisday Newspaper office in Apapa, but Mr.Goddy Egene was not on seat.Though, we waited patiently for about 3 hours and my friend later introduced me to another brilliant Urhobo-born editor to be freelancing with the paper.

I wrote over 30 articles that were featured weekly on the freelance page of Thisday Newspaper. “It was a great moment in my life seeing my articles being published in one of the leading newspapers in Africa then”.

Mr.Japheth also spoke well of  Mr.Blessyn Okpowo as a trained journalist that has humanitarian capacity to the core.Today,Blessyn Okpowo is not just a mentor of Mindset Media Limited but a great supporter of the vision for the past 4years now.

Later, I met late Mr.Sunday Ogbayibo,the creative Isoko grassroots journalist who told me the great journalistic legacies of Mr.Goddy Egene to Idheze Progressive Union(IPU) and Idheze indigenes while he was then a youth leader of the community.

 Pastor Festus Ejete had a music album launch few years ago, I was invited by my elder sister,Mrs.Joy Izeghe,then,I was not very close to Pastor Ejete but Mr.Goddy Egene was one of the special guests who graced the event and donated handsomely to the vision.

Many a time, I’m with Pastor Festus Ejete in his house or church office, he always speaks well of Mr.Egene’s legacies to me. I asked him one day what he has done for you. He told me that Mr.Egene is a man of few words and great legacies. Also listened to a song sung by Ejete on the name of Goddy Egene’s philanthropic works too.

Again, for some time now, I have been studying his quality leadership drive since he was given the mantle of President-General of Idheze-Irri Progressive Union and he has credibly done well to bringback the grassroots leadership nearer to the people.

Other Idheze-Irri indigenes like Don.Levison, Mr.Leonard,Obi Alakpe,  Pastor Wisdom Ogbayibo and others have commended the quality leadership drive in the community since he was elected as President-General of Idheze community. He is a trained and well-travelled journalist in Africa. His silent humanitarian services are worthy of emulation to the core.

Finally, Mr.Goddy Egene is a bridge-builder and community leader that thinks the progress of Idheze-Irri community at all times. He is a man of good heart with sincere leadership traits in the community He is a senior colleague in the business of journalism profession in Africa and April 14,he marked 50th golden birthday on earth.







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