Journalists Frown at Incessant Killings in Nigeria, Want FG to be Proactive

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Journalists has frowned at the incessant killings in some parts of the country and advised the federal government to declare a State of Emergency on Security in the affected areas without delay.

 

This was part of the resolution at the monthly congress of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oyo State Council held at Dapo Aderogba hall,press centre Iyagaku Ibadan

 

Worried by the increasing number of death of media practitioners  in the country, Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ has  urged members to be aggressive in medical check-up and

 

While advising media owners  to employ professionals as staff reporters, rather than contract and freelance staff the union also  urge them to ensure implementation of the proposed new minimum wage put forward by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

 

Other resolution in a communiqué issued and signed by  the Union’s  secretary Bola Ogunlayi,  includes a call on the Federal Government not to toy with the citizens’ health by finding lasting and enduring solutions to Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike, noting that citizens suffer the more in event of continuation of the industrial action.

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The Union noted that the public no longer observe the monthly environmental sanitation in the same way they observe the weekly exercise and charged the government at all levels to intensify efforts in creating further awareness. It also charged Oyo State government to ensure that the law prohibiting inordinate dumping of refuse is implemented and enforced in the state.

 

They however appeal to Oyo state government to step up its intervention on construction and rehabilitation of Iseyin-Saki, as well as the Ibadan-Oyo roads. In areas where the Oyo State government currently embarks on patching of roads, it should do so before the raining season gathers momentum.

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As the World celebrates this year’s Children’s Day, the Union warned those who engage in child trafficking and abuse to use the opportunity of the celebration to desist from such abhorrent trend. Parents were therefore enjoined to keep watchful eyes on their children now that drug abuse and other vices among young ones are rampant.

 

 

The Congress charged all Nigerians to contribute more towards ensuring true democratic government as the nation prepares to celebrate Democracy Day.

 

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