2019 Election: Be wary of politicians, NUJ Kaduna warns members



By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

Kaduna State Journalists have been warned to be wary of politicians not to be used as primordial subject as 2019 general elections fast approach.

This was contained in a communiqué issues at the end of the Congress of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council which was chaired by the Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, the National Vice President, North-West Zone, Comrade Yusuf Idris and other officials of the Council on Thursday, 15th of August, 2018.

The Congress which discussed at length issues affecting the profession, practitioners as well as the state of Kaduna State also advised the members to stick to the ethics of the profession, and see themselves as an important component of governance.

According to the communique, the Congress commended the National Secretariat particularly the President of the Union for their prompt intervention over the arrest of a Journalist by the police in Abuja.

Speaking on the State of Kaduna State, the Congress reiterated its commitment towards governance, maintaining that it has no problems with the state Government on any issue rather wants to be seen as partners in progress in the interest of the people of the state.

It charged the State Government to act fast on the issues of abandoned projects in some areas of the state by striving to complete such without any further delay.

The Congress commended the state government for giving approval to the Council to tour the 23 Local Government Areas to see the developmental projects carried out by government within the period under review while expressing satisfaction on the level of developments in areas visited.

It however sympathized with the Government on the recent flood in part of Kaduna North Local Government Area and called for a proactive action to forestall another re-occurrence.

F on the 2019 budget, the Congress commended the State Government for it submission of the 2019 Budget on time and urged the State Assembly to expedite action on the issue in the interest of citizens of the state.

It congratulated the Vice President Zone A, Comrade Yusuf Idris for all his activities in running the affairs of the zone without any hitch, and promised to support his second term ambition for the same office in the coming national election.

Meanwhile, a 6-Man Committee was set up to support his aspiration at the National Delegates Conference slated for Abeokuta, Ogun State, South-West, next month.

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