Priscilla Ahemen Maakuna
The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) Ekiti state council has implored governor Kayode Fayemi to redeem the promise made to the council on fund raising to build a befitting secretariat for the union.
The NUJ gave the reminder in a communique on Thursday at the end of its March Congress.
The union lamented over casualization of journalists by some media houses, whilst appealing to Ekiti state government and the Federal government of Nigeria to consider contract staff particularly in BSES, NTA and Progress Fm for employment.
The Communique signed by the Secretary of the NUJ,Kayode Babatuyi reads in part:
“The Congress commended the State government for the construction of drainages in some areas of the state which has improved erosion in the state as well as repair of major roads within the city.
“The Congress further commended the government on the existent promotion exercise for civil servants in the state, nevertheless pleading for immediate payment of all outstanding arrears to allay workers sufferings.
“The council again pleaded with Governor Kayode Fayemi to redeem the promise he made on the fund raising for the building of a beffiting Secretariat at for the union..
“Considering the high rise of insecurity in the state, the Congress urged the government to empower Amotekun Corps, providing more logistics for them to fight against insecurity. The Congress also advised the government to repair some bad roads in the state, noting Gbonyin and Ikole council as paramount and at the same time asking the government to provide more jobs for the youths.
“There is every reason to call for the installment and enhancement of surveillance of flash points in the state, nibbing in the bud the high rise of criminal activities in the state”
The NUJ added that high rate of inflation and cost of living in the state has made life unbearable for people in the state, the Congress therefore beseeched the government to intervene”.