Oyo NUJ frowns At The Current State Of The Nation

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Peter Ayoade, Ibadan

Oyo State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) under the leadership of Alhaji Ademola Babalola popularly known has expressed its displeasure at the current state of the nation.

The displeasure was contained in a communique issued at the Congress held on Sunday by its drafting members: Comrade Adewale Tijani, Chairman (BCOS), Khalid Imran, Secretary (Oke-Ogun Federal Chapel) and Comrade Temilola Akarah, member (State Info) which was ultimately approved by Sola Oladapo, the State Secretary of the council.

According to the committee, “COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF THE CONGRESS OF OYO STATE COUNCIL OF NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS HELD AT DAPO ADEROGBA HALL, NUJ PRESS CENTRE, IYAGANKU, IBADAN ON THE 9TH OF AUGUST, 2020”.

The Congress after its deliberations agreed on the following resolutions:

“That members of the Congress expressed concern at the negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on some Journalists, who were either laid off or placed on half salaries”.

“That the Congress appealed to Media Managers and Owners to be humane and end the sufferings of the affected journalists”.

“That the Congress, in addition, expressed its displeasure at the disengagement of some freelance workers of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) and enjoined the management of the Corporation to reinstate them”.

“That the NUJ Oyo state Council called on Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, address the sudden hike in fuel price and prevent it from aggravating the national economy”.

“That the Congress drew attention of Oyo State government to the worsening insecurity in some parts of the state and called on the Executive Governor of the state Engineer Oluseyi Makinde to beef up security and ensure the safety of lives and properties in the state”.

“That the Congress appealed to Oyo State Commissioner of Police Mr. Enwonwu Nwachukwu to check the excesses of some of his men who are fond of extorting and harassing motorists and passengers plying Oke-Ogun roads and other parts of the state”.

“That the Congress commended Governor Seyi Makinde for prompt and regular payment of salaries of State workers and pensioners”.

“That the Congress applauded the policies of the current Oyo State NUJ leadership under Alhaji Ademola Babalola and subsequently passed a vote of confidence on the leadership”, communique ended.

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