The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ondo State has called on President Bola Tinubu to urgently roll out palliatives that will cushion the effect of recent removal of Fuel Subsidy.
The NUJ gave the charge during this month’s congress held at the press center in Akure, the Ondo Stats capital.
In a communique signed by the Union’s secretary, Meshack Olaoluwa, the NUJ observed that such measure is important to reduce the suffering of the masses and workers.
Read the full communique below:
- The Congress, well attended by journalists across all chapels of the council, and presided over by the Chairman, Leke Adegbite, deliberated exhaustively on variety of issues raging from politics, economy, security, professionalism and welfare of members among others.
- That the Congress calls for urgent need for Government to roll out palliatives that will reduce suffering of the masses and workers as a result of recent Removal of Fuel Subsidy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
- That the Union joins other well-meaning people of the state to pray for the quick and total recovery of the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON, and cautioned political gladiators in the state to be wary of the way they pursue their ambitions ahead of 2024 gubernatorial election in the state.
- That the Congress commends journalists in Ondo State for maintaining professionalism in reporting recent political happenings, urging them not to relent despite pressures from the political class.
- That the Congress also urges the State Government to embark on massive clearing of drainages and channelization of waterways in every part of Ondo State to prevent further destruction of lives and property by flood.
- That the Congress notes the efforts of the Ondo State Government at rehabilitating roads in the state and enjoins FERMA & the State Government to as a matter of urgency fix deplorable state of Ipele/Elegbeka/Ifon road, Ipele/Idoani/Isau Akoko road and Idoani/Ikun/Oba Akoko road, which have become black spots for kidnappers and other criminals.
- That the Congress also notes the incessant security challenges in some communities in Ose Local Government Area of the state and called on all security agencies in the state to complement efforts Amotekun Corps to flush out bandits and kidnappers from the area.
- That the Union was startled by the spate of teenagers involvement in criminal activities in recent time in the State, describing it as a dangerous trend, and called on parents, guardians and organizations to train the young minds on moral etiquette, and engage them on productive venture to keep their minds off crimes.
COMMUNIQUE DRAFTING COMMITTEE;
- David Fidelis —Correspondents’ Chapel
- Precious Oluwole —Federated Chapel
- Debbie Funmilayo —State Information Chapel
State Secretary, NUJ.