Constitution review committee urged to give Nigeria journalists priority


The National Constitution Review Committee have been asked to give interest of members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) the overriding priority in their work so as to protect the future of the profession.

This is contained in a communique issued at the end of NUJ Taraba state council congress held at press centre, Jalingo.

The communique urges the NUJ state council to officially congratulates the new national leadership of the union and pledges unwavering support to the National Secretariat.

The Congress equally called on members to support the state leadership of the Union and to work in unison for the good of the Union.

It lauded efforts of the Taraba State Council for reactivating the lodging facility at the Press Centre and called for provision of more facilities at the Council’s Hall.

The congress encourages women journalists to make timely inputs in the ongoing constitution review exercise.

The Congress says ahead of the twenty twenty three general elections, members are urged to stick to the ethics of the profession in the discharge of their duties and avoid meddling in politics.

The congress calls onbNational Secretariat to give Taraba state council due consideration in all activities of the Union.

Congress urge state council to take more decisive action to check activities of unconventional journalists in the state.

On the state of the state,the Congress commended Taraba state government for construction of roads across the state.

The Congress called on the state government to increase man power capacity of media organizations for wider coverage of the state.

It further pleads for State government to source funds for the payments of local government workers, primary school teachers’ salary and arrears and capture their retirees for payment of pension benefits.

The Union calls on the state government to receive the ENDSARS report for onward actions.

The congress called on State government to lias with National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), to tackle the menace of drugs and substance abuse in the state.

The Congress appeals to State government to empower Taraba Agricultural Produce Marketing Agency, (TAPMA) to buy and store grains for the rainy day and to set up Consumer Protection Agency to check the high cost of food in the state.

The congress implore State government to take more decisive actions against senseless killings across the state.

It equally wants state government to liaise more with leadership of security agencies to stop police brutality.

The communique drafting committee has Sylvanus Viashima as Chairman,
Kemuel Keke Moses, Joseph Zanaa Gambo, as members and Victoria Danbaba as the Secretary.

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