l*auds Makinde over ceding of LAUTECH
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Worried by the insecurity in the country, Oyo State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday asked the Federal Government to address the situation for the safety of Nigerians
In a communique issued at the end of its monthly congress held at its Iyaganku, Press centre in Ibadan, jointly signed by the council’s Secretary General, Comrade Sola Oladapo and three others, Oyo NUJ emphasized that the time has come for the Federal government to focus its attention on how to put a lasting end to the rising insecurity situation in some part of Nigeria.
“The Congress decried the worsening security problem in Nigeria, and appealed to the Federal government to address the situation to allow Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed”, it said..
Also, the union tasked the federal government to focus on the problem of unemployment in the country with a view to resolving it by mandating all its agencies to start employing Nigerians, particularly the graduates presently roaming the streets
“The Congress noted that the problem of unemployment in Nigeria is becoming worrisome and then advised the Federal Government to compel all its agencies to employ graduates roaming the streets in search of works.
Commenting on the #EndSARS protest, the union charged the Inspector General of Police to prevail on his men to resume duty, adding “the Congress observed that following the #endsars protests aimed at curtailing the police brutality, many police officers are yet to resume their official duties. It then appealed to the Inspector General of Police to prevail on his men to return to work”.
Lauding the setting up of Judicial Panels to address complaints of victims of police brutality, the union urged members of the panels to perform their tasks with the fear of God.
On the prolonged ASUU strike, Oyo NUJ called on the Federal Government to accede to ASUU demands with a view to allowing Nigerian Universities to resume academic activities.
The union also congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde for the amicable resolution of the prolonged ownership crisis of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, resulting into the transfer of the University to the Oyo State and that Gov Makinde should ensure that the lost glory of the University is restored.
It also congratulated two of its members – Mrs Yinka Bode Are who was recently elected as the Assistant National Secretary of NAWOJ and Comrade Niyi Alebiosu who was appointed as a member of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee and as well lauded the State NUJ leadership under Comrade Ademola Babalola for the commendable way he is administering the Union.
A vote of confidence was then passed on the NUJ State Leadership.