COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CONGRESS OF KOGI COUNCIL OF NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALIST (NUJ) HELD ON 11TH MAY, 2023
The Kogi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) held an emergency Congress at the Press Centre Lokoja on the above mentioned date and the following resolutions were reached;
A. That in line with Article 4 of the new Constitution of the NUJ, all members must meet up with their financial obligations to the union particularly check off dues on or before June 30th 2023.
B. Congress commended the committee handling the Union’s proposed publication “Media Development in Kogi State from 1991 to 2023” as the work is said to have reached 90% completion.
C. On the November 11th Governorship Election in Kogi state, members were charged to be professional in their conduct before during and after the election.
D. Political actors in the forthcoming Gubernatorial election in Kogi State were advised to play the game according to the rule and avoid causing disaffection and ethnic division, capable of truncating the existing peace of the State.
E. Members were also charged to key into the welfare contribution of the Union due to the importance attached therein. The Chairman was happy with the response from different chapels.
F. That in view of the importance of water to human existence the Congress appealed to Kogi State government to restore water supply to Lokoja metropolis and its environs.
G. Congress in session appealed to the state government to either call the attention of the Federal Government to the deplorable state of Ganaja road or carry out palliative work on the road to reduce the suffering of motorists plying the road.
H. The Congress expressed appreciation to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for giving attention to media practitioners in the State and appealed for more, particularly restoration of weigh-in allowance for state Media workers.
I. The congress urged the executive to follow up on the bus promised the union by the State Governor, H. E Yahaya Bello to ease the movement of members in the conduct of their assignments
Opeyemi Owoeye, Chairman of Communiqué Drafting Committee
Sunny Adebija, Member
Emmanuel Oluwakorede, Member