NUJ condemns rising tides of youth restiveness in Niger State

The Niger State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has condemned in strong terms the increasing rate of thuggery and youth restiveness in the state.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of its congress presided by the state Chairman, Comrade Abu Nmodu in Minna.

It called on the state government to build mechanisms that involve parents and community leaders to curb the menace.

The congress urged the state government to checkmate the excesses of traffic officers to avoid accidents.

The Communique signed by Yunusa Abugi -Chairman and Mathew Jwantu – Secretary also called on the Federal Government to give equal attention to banditry attacks in Niger as it is in other states.

The union expressed dissatisfaction with Abuja Electricity Distribution company (AEDC) for epileptic power supply in the State, despite the state government’s effort to provide prepaid meter and transformers.

It resolved to install a WiFi that can take up to 40 people at a time at the NUJ secretariat for its members to have easy access to the internet.

Furthermore, the union commended Niger State Government for the financial assistance to attend the just concluded NUJ National delegates conference in Umuahia, Abia State.

The Union then urged its members to support journalists vying for political positions in the forthcoming general election in the state.