NUJ Lagos Speaks On NURTW Crisis, Electricity Tariff

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council has said that the crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NUTRW) has not  been well managed.

The union therefore, urged government to take necessary action before it degenerates.

The journalists’ group made its position bordering on the state of the nation known in a communiqué issued at the end of its congress in March 2022.

On hike in electricity tariff,  the Union expressed displeasure over the high tariff imposed by Electricity Distribution Companies (EDisco).

The Congress also expressed dissatisfaction with poor distribution of petrol/gas/diesel which is making life unbearable to most Nigerians.

The association of journalists advised the government to work toward improving on electricity supply in the country.

Members of the Union noted that some media organizations owe several arrears of salaries and unremitted pension to their workers. They regretted that those organizations are not making efforts to pay the debts.

“Also, members resolved that NUJ should cultivate a stronger voice to solve the challenges confronting the nation,”  the communique highlighted

NUJ advised its members to endeavour to undergo the course of study that is being offered at International Institute of Journalism (IIJ). The institute has its study centre at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.

In addition, the union enjoined its members who have obtained Masters degree in Mass Communication to apply to be lecturers in the journalism school.

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