Nigeria Union of Journalists , NUJ, Enugu State Council has thrown support on the State government’s ban on Monday sit-at-home. The Union has also condemned the Wednesday’s killing at Ogbete market, urging the relevant authorities to seek more diplomatic ways of solving the problem, to avoid its reoccurrence
This was contained in an 8-point Communique issued by the Secretary of the State Council , Dame Ifeoma Amuta ,at the end of the NUJ Congress held on Thursday, 27Th July,2023, at the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi NUJ Press Centre, Enugu
The Communique read:
“The NUJ, Enugu State Council led by Comrade Sam Udekwe after extensive deliberations on the welfare of members also came up with the following resolutions:
“1) NUJ Enugu State Council while supporting the State government’s ban on illegal Monday sit-at-home, condemns Wednesday’s killing at Ogbete market, urging the relevant authorities to seek more diplomatic ways of solving the problem, to avoid its reoccurrence.
“2) The Congress calls for an extension of security network to rural areas to protect dwellers who wish to go about their businesses.
“3) The Council appeals to the state government to come up with initiative of palliatives to cushion the effect of removal of oil subsidy.
“4) The Congress calls for setting up of a disability Commission to expedite actions on the enactment of PWD law to help regulate issues affecting persons living with disability and curtain the spate of street begging in Enugu state.
“5) NUJ Enugu State Council while commending the state government’s Mass Transit conveying workers to work on Mondays, advocates its extension to other days of the week, as part of measures to reduce the harsh effect of the subsidy removal.
“6) The Congress condemns the spate of insecurity in the state urging security agencies to stop harrassing and extorting from the citizens.
“8) NUJ Enugu state council while commending steps so far taken, urges the state government not to lose focus on its campaign promises, especially provision of potable water in 180 days to every household.
Communique Drafting Committee
1) Maureen Ikpeama
2) Austine Nwabueze
3) Lilian Nwonyeali
Dame Ifeoma Amuta
State Secretary NUJ.”