By ANDREW AJIJAH:
Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has again appealed to the State government to complete the ongoing remodeling of it council Secretariat in Jos.
Kakaaki Reporters gathered this through a communique issued at the end of it’s monthly congress.
“Council commends Plateau State Government for approving the remodeling of the NUJ Secretariat, but expressed worry that the work had since stopped. Council therefore appeals that as the economy is being reopened, consideration should be given to the completion of the NUJ secretariat as journalists have been displaced and cannot function well in the rainy season,” the Communique read.
The NUJ expressed concerned over increasing harassment of teenagers occurring in the state in recent times.
“Council expressed dismay at the increase in violations of young people and women during the lockdown.”
The communique however expressed satisfaction with the modalities taken by government for rolling out protocols for the control of COVID-19.
Council is however, worried that the number of vehicles on roads during lock down is alarming and enjoins government to be strict in enforcing guidelines especially at borders.
The Congress also innagurated a five man credentials committee led by Alfred Mangai of Silvrbird Television to prepare modalities for council elections scheduled for next September this year, 2020.
Another committee to handle palliative for members of the council was also constituted.
The communique was drafted by Mrs. Nene Dung, PRTVC chapel, Grampolo Daluk, of Highland FM radio chapel and Mr. Masara Kim, of Lightbearer, a fortnight newspaper, from Faith chapel.
The Congress was presided over by council chairman, Paul Jatau In strict compliance to social distancing orders.