Kogi NUJ worries over deplorable Lokoja township roads
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council, has expressed concern over the deplorable condition of township roads in Lokoja the State capital.
It therefore alled on the state government to commence rehabilitation and reconstruction of bad roads in Lokoja.
This was contained in the communiqué issued after NUJ congress in Lokoja on Saturday.
The congress, under the chairmanship of Comrade MomohJimoh Adeiza, noted that the roads linking Ganaja Junction to Ganaja Village and Army Barrack to Zango have become death traps to motorists and other road users.
It decried the state of the seven kilometres Ganaja road which has claimed many lives due to motorists driving against traffic to evade deplorable portions of the road. The journalists added that relevant agencies such as FERMA, KOGROMA and Ministry of Works to be mobilised to site to rehabilitate the roads to save the residents and travellers the agonies. The Congress felicitated Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello on his election victory at the Supreme.
They acknowledged the government’s immense contributions to the upgrade and face-lift of two major state owned media houses – the Graphic and Radio Kogi, but appealed to the Governor to provide working tools to the organisations to enable them to effectively discharge their mandate to the people.
It also called on government to revalidate the partnership assistance the previous administrations had NTA, Lokoja and Radio Nigeria (Prime FM), Lokoja.
The Congress praised the state government for her decision to resume full salary payment to state government workers.
The Union appealed to the state government to check the activities of all revenue agents whose activities have constituted nightmare to motorists and other revenue paying people in the state.