What Ondo NUJ Told Akeredolu About Anti-Open Grazing Bill


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has called for the effective implementation of the the anti-open grazing bill in the State.

Ondo NUJ made the call after the August congress held on Thursday, Sept 2, 2021 At the Press Centre, Pen Crescent, Alagbaka-Akure.

While commending the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the bold step, the union added that the implementation of the bill must take care of all the inhabitants of the State – whether indigents or non-indigents.

“The government and its security agencies should engage vibrant youths and ICT Experts to come up with best ways to deploy technology to tackle insecurity in most parts of the country,” Ondo NUj noted.

Some of the resolutions at the congress are stated below:

1.  That the Congress approves the inauguration of the 2021 Press Week Committee and the following members will serve in the committee: TOLA GBADAMOSI (Chairman), AYODEJI FATOKI, ABIODUN AKINLUWA, FRIDAY OTABOR and SEGUN GIWA (Secretary) while the NUJ State Secretary will represent the State Executives in the committee.

2.  That the Congress lauds the Ondo state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for signing into law the Anti-Open Grazing bill and calls for its effective implementation for the good of all inhabitants of Ondo State.

3.  That the government and its security agencies should engage vibrant youths and ICT Experts to come up with best ways to deploy technology to tackle insecurity in most parts of the country.

4.   That the Federal Government and NDDC should as a matter of urgency find solutions to Environmental Crisis especially Ocean Surge that has submerged some communities in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State in order to rescue the oil-rich area from going into extinction.

5.  That the government should intensify efforts at evacuating blocked drainages which has been causing flooding anytime it rains in major towns in Ondo State particularly in Akure, Ikare-Akoko and Ondo city.

6.  That the Congress again frowns at poor waste management in Akure metropolis and calls on the State government to devise lasting workable means of making the State Capital a Clean City again.

7.  That the Union equally urges the state government to come up with a WASTE to WEALTH initiative in managing the DUMP SITE located along Imafon/Igbatoro axis in Akure,  which has become hazardous to human health especially people living in the vicinity.

8.  That the Congress calls for a Special Bailout for Private Media organisations to enable them overcome the economic hardship that is negatively affecting the industry.

9.  That the Congress resolves that chapels in Ondo NUJ should always invite officially sister chapels to their social events to further enhance synergy, love and unity among members.

10.  That the Congress lauds a former state Head of Service and Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters and Special Duties, Mr Dare Aragbaiye as well as the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Sunday Adeleye for assisting Ondo NUJ to host a successful meeting of the Southwest NUJ leaders’ between Sept 1 & 3, 2021.

11.  That the Congress also expresses deep Gratitude to the State Corps Commander of Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye for sponsoring and attending the August edition of “NUJ Jazz Night” where three best dancers were rewarded with cash prize by Chief Adeleye.


  1. Ayo Falana (State Information Chapel)
  2. Isaac Afolabi (FRCN Positive FM Chapel)
  3. Tosin Ajuwon (Correspondents’ Chapel)

Leke Adegbite
State Secretary, NUJ.

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