Paris Club Fund : NUJ Charges South-West Governors on Usage




The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),has charged the Governors in the Southwest States to use the second tranche of the refund Paris Club for the payment of workers salaries and entitlements of pensioners.
The Union, in a communique issued at the end of B-Zone meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, urged the Governor to use judiciously the money ,when realise to them by the federal government.
The communique, jointly endorsed by the Zonal Secretary, Lawal Afolabi, the Chairman of the drafting committee Abiodun Olalere, Bola Ogunlayi and Leke Adegbite, noted with serious concern the high rate at which government and private media workers are being owed salaries.
The union called on media owners to devise better strategies at improving the welfare of media practitioners to justify their commitments to duties.
The communique condemns the recent delay in the confirmation of new INEC RECs as a result of power play between Executive and the National Assembly.
While commending the recent working visit of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, to the south west states,  the union called on Federal government to improve power supply and address the deplorable condition of roads in the region for enhanced economic development.
The NUJ B-Zone who expressed satisfaction with the steady appreciation of Naira against dollars, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and Federal Government to evolve more policies that will make the naira strong and move the country out of economic recession.
The zonal meeting which was presided over by the Vice President of the Zone, Cosmas Oni, had in attendance , NUJ National President, Waheed Odusile and union executives from Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states.

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