..appeals for appointment of members as AMOTEKUN‘S PROs
..urges politicians on peaceful poll
Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Ondo State council have commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, for the prompt take off of the Amotekun Security Corps in the State.
The Union also lauded his efforts at ensuring regular payment of Workers’ salaries since inception into office.
They gave the commendation yesterday during the Union’s first Post COVID-19 Congress held at the Pen’s House Alagbaka.
In a COMMUNIQUE issued at the end of the meeting, Ondo NUJ urged Akeredolu not to be distracted but to always prioritise the welfare of the workers.
The Union also appealed to the governor to appoint a qualified member of NUJ as the Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps.
The communique reads: “That Ondo NUJ which expresses satisfaction with regular payment of workers’ salaries by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration since its inception, urges him not to be distracted and continue to priotize the salary payment.
“That the Union commends Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the prompt take off of Amotekun Corps, reminding the Ondo State Government and other Southwest states on the need to appoint experienced journalists as Public Relations Officers (PROs) of the security outfit for effective operations”.
The Congress, however, expressed concern over total violation of COVID-19 precautionary measures in the state, calling on government to be more proactive in enforcing coronavirus protocols to safeguard public health.
As the gubernatorial election draws closer in the State, NUJ urged politicians to play the game according to the rules in order to sustain the existing peace in the State.
The congress commended the leadership of Ondo NUJ for various achievements including ongoing face lift of facilities at the Press Centre, Training workshops for members, distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to members, defending interest of members among others.
The Union appreciated the International Press Centre (IPC) for partnering Ondo NUJ to organise Webinar for members on election coverage.
The meeting featured constitution of TaskForce to checkmate rising rate of quacks/fake journalists infiltrating the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
NUJ, therefore, appealed to media professionals to be mindful of their relationship with politicians and shun unethical conducts before, during and after the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo state.