Address nation’s challenges now, NUJ charges heads of security agencies

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Monday tasked heads of the nation’s security apparatus to rise to address the insecurity situation in and across Nigeria. 

NUJ gave the task in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Ibadan and read to journalists over the weekend by the NUJ national president, Chief Chris Isiguzo,  at a press conference.

The NUJ national president said there is the need to curtail the various insecurity challenges in and across the country, particularly kidnapping, violent crimes, banditry among others. 

“NEC frowns at the lingering insecurity across the nation, especially kidnapping and violent crimes in the South east. Insurgency in the North- east, banditry in North-west and rising militancy in the South-south as well as kidnapping in the South- west and cattle rustling and attack on farmlands in the North- central by herders.

“NUJ NEC called on the heads of the nation’s security apparatus to rise to the occasion and address the insecurity situation in and across the country,” he said.

The NUJ national president noted that the NUJ NEC meeting also urged President Bola Tinubu to resolve the issues of the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers without wasting time considering the economic situation in the country.

He stated that the labour unions are not ready to go back on the N250,000 minimum wage and  the N62,000 proposal as the minimum wage by the federal government cannot meet up with the present economic situation.