The Kogi state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), has commended kogi state government for it’s infrastructural development, especially in Lokoja town as shown through the Lokoja Civic center and Ganaja junction flyover which was described as legacy projects among others.
This was contained in the communique issued at the end of the congress of the Union, held on Saturday, 22-01-2022 at NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja, to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the union.
The Congress expressed appreciation to Governor Yahaya Bello and Kogi State Government for providing members the conducive atmosphere to operate.
The Congress particularly thanked the Governor and a media aide for ensuring Christmas package for members and the assistant rendered to a member of the union whose family members were involved in a fatal accident.
In addition, members also commended the government for ensuring the smooth take off of the Lokoja mega terminal which has moderized the transport system in the state, ensuring the safety of travellers.
However, Congress stressed the need for government to urgently pay attention to the following roads that are in bad state. They include : Lokoja-Zango-Kabba junction road, zone eight round about to House of Assembly road as well as the Mount Patti road.
“That the state government should as a matter of urgency do all within its reach to revive the state owned Radio (FM 94.1) which has gone off air for months, with a passionate appeal that government’s approval for the Radio is expendiciously followed with action and with similar attention to the Graphics Newspaper.
“Government should also try to provide alternative means of transportation for the populace before enforcing the order, banning Keke and motorcycle operators from the highways.
“That the Council resolved to comply with the national directive of the NLC over non implementation of the new minimum wage. The Council will however await further directive of the NLC in the state after serving government due notice.
“That members will also participate in the proposed one day national protest called by the NLC over the planned increase in the price of petrol slated for Thursday, 27th January, 2022.
“That there should be more commitment on the part of members, such commitment should however reflect in all activities of NUJ in Kogi State.
“The Congress also urged members to take issues concerning themselves more seriously.
“A vote of confidence was passed on the state Chairman of NUJ, Alhaji Adeiza Momohjimoh for transparent leadership.
“A minute silence was observed in honour of Mr Semeon Ogwu, a staff of the state Secretariat of NUJ and a former General Manager of Graphics Newspaper, Mr Fidel Egwuche.
Members of the communique drafting committee are; Joseph Amedu Chairman, Samuel Atuluku
Secretary and Abigail Oyenibi, Member.