Kogi NUJ Tasks Govt on Security, Lauds Ododo on Good Governance

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

Worried by the resurgence of kidnapping and robbery incidents in Kogi State, the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has tasked the government to redouble its security architecture to address this issue without further delay.

The NUJ made this call in a communique issued at the end of its congress in Lokoja last Saturday.

The Congress in Session observed that the state government under the leadership of Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo started the issue of governance on a good note since his inauguration on January 27, 2024.

The Union also commended the governor for the food palliatives across the 21 local governments, urging him to sustain the palliative scheme to cushion the hardship in the state.

The state council also lauded the government for the take-off of the health insurance policy for both formal and informal sectors of the state.

The Congress also commen-ded the state government for implementing a 100 per cent hazard allowance for health workers in the state, and urged the governor to make further pronouncements on wage awards for civil servants.

The union wants the government to handle the issue of food inflation in the state which is affecting the masses adversely by focusing on the agriculture sector as a means of providing food security and employment for the teeming youths in the state.

The union further appealed to the Kogi State Government to hasten the resuscitation of public water supply in the state capital.

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