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2 years in office: NUJ commends Soludo’s achievements on road infrastructure


By Our correspondent

The Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Anambra State Council, has commended the state governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, for completing the Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbene-Ugbenu-Awba-Ofemmili road within his two years in office.

The council gave the commendation in a communique for its March Congress presided over by the state’s chairman, Odogwu Emeka Odogwu,PhD.

The Congress was held at Godwin Ezeemo NUJ Press Centre, Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The council’s communique read in part,
“Congress commended the state government on the successful completion of the Amansea-Ebenebe-Ugbene-Ugbenu-Awba-Ofemmili road in Awka North Local Government Area among other numerous strategic roads across the state in his two years in the office.

“It encouraged the government to pay adequate attention to ensure the completion of other roads awarded for construction in other parts of the state before the rains return fully.

“Congress called on citizens to shun all acts capable of destroying the roads like burning of tyres on the roads and blocking of draingaes. Congress lauded the return of public water supply as test run is ongoing.

The NUJ congress urged the state government to consider the appointment of journalists into the state Execitive Council, state boards, agencies and parastatals for a better and more robust relationship with the media.

It also appealed to the state government and other good-spirited individuals to assist the union in the completion and fencing of the NUJ, Anambra State Council Secretariat.

Congress condemned the state government’s decision to close down newspaper stands at Arroma junction and other strategic places, pointing out that even in London and other developed cities, newspapers were still sold at places visible to the people.

It urged the Government to rescind the decision and liaise with the Newspapers Distributors and Vendors Association, Anambra State Chapter to find the best possible ways to have the newspapers back on the stands for public consumption.

It also urged the state government to have a rethink on the closure of the National Light Newspapers by re-establishing a brand new print media organization with minimal staff engagement that should serve the state needs in the print media section as well as help upcoming journalists to horn their trade.

The congress regretted that the Soludo administration in the last two years had not looked the way of journalists in his employments, adding, “Re-establishing of the print media organization by whatever name shall give room for employment of journalists in his government.”

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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