The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council while commending the Kaduna State Government for it’s several developmental strides, has charged the government to expedite action in completing abandoned projects.
This was contained in a communique from Its congress held on August 16, jointly signed by its Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf and Secretary Dauda Idris Doka, made available on Friday August 17, 2018.
“The Congress however, advised the State Government to act fast on the issues of abandoned projects in some areas of the state and strive to complete such without any further delay,” it stated.
The Congress which was chaired by Chairman of the Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, and the National Vice President, North-West, Comrade Yusuf Idris and other officials of the Council, discussed at length issues affecting the profession, practitioners as well as Kaduna State.
The Congress reiterated its commitment towards good governance and said it has no problems with the Government on any issue, but wants to be seen as partners in progress in the interest of the people of the state.
They therefore commended the government for giving approval to the Council to tour the 23 Local Government Areas in order to see the developmental projects carried out by government within the period under review.
The Congress expressed satisfaction on the level of developments in areas visited.
It sympathized with the Government on the recent flood in part of Kaduna North Local Government Area, and called for a proactive action to forestall another reoccurrence.
It also commended the State Government for it submission of the 2019 Budget on time and urged the State Assembly to expedite action on the issue in the interest of citizens of the state.
Members were advised to stick at all times to the ethics of the profession, and also see themselves as an important component of governance.
“Journalists are to be wary of politicians at this time when electioneering is approaching and make sure that they were never used for any primordial things,” it stated.
It also commended the National Secretariat particularly the President of the Union for their prompt intervention over the arrest of a Journalist by the police in Abuja.
The Congress congratulated the Vice President Zone A, Comrade Yusuf Idris for all his activities in running the affairs of the zone without any hitch, and promised to support his second term ambition for the same office in the coming national election.
A 6-Man Committee was set up to support his aspiration at the National Delegates Conference slated for Abeokuta, Ogun State, South-West, next month.