Adamawa NUJ commends Fintiri on projects, urges him to sign media bill into law

Adamawa State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on the various developmental projects he instituted in the last three years with a call on him to assent to the media bill passed by the state house of assembly recently.

The position was made via a communique signed by the chairman of NUJ, Adamawa State council, Comrade Donald Dedan, his secretary, Fidelis Jocthtan and the chairman communique drafting committee, Prince Emmanuel Ande.

The NUJ posited that as a great friend, promoter and enabler of the media industry, it has no doubt that the governor will assent to the bill which will enhance the welfare of journalists in the state because such is in tandem with the aspiration of the governor to see a robust and independent media in the state.

“The Adamawa State council appealed to the Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to sign into law, the Media bill passed into law recently by the State House of Assembly for an improved condition of service for practicing Journalists in the state.

“The Governor will write his name in Gold and will be the first Governor in the country to take a giant step to promote modern journalism through the bill that will enhance services of the pen profession as well as a reference point to journalists in Nigeria and the entire Africa,” the communique said.

The congress also commended Chief Chris Isiguzo’s led administration of NUJ at the National level as well as Zonal VP Northeast for the all inclusive leadership being demonstrated for Professionalism and wellbeing of Journalists across the nation.

It also called on its members and politicians to always conduct themselves inline with the provisions of the laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria for peace and harmony as national elections draw closer.

“The union further appealed to those contesting elective positions to educate their supporters on the danger of heating up the politics and preach peace and harmony, emphasizing that politics is not war but a democratic process for people to choose their leaders.

“The Union also commended Sen. Aishatu Ahmed Binani, representing Adamawa Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) for donating solar lights to all media houses in the state including NUJ Press Centre Yola, noting that her kind gesture will improve the services of media organisations in the state.

“The Congress equally commended Hon.Abdulrazaq Namdas, the member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo and Mayo Belwa Federal Constituency for donating industrial Air Conditioner to NUJ,” the communique added.

On the state of the education sector, the union commended Governor Fintiri for the giant step he took in the early life of his administration to revive the comatose sector and appealed to the Governor that more work need to be done in the education sector, considering the decay in the sector before he took over the mantle of leadership.

The Congress called on the security agencies in the State, individuals and the private sector to do more in their efforts to make the state a crime free state in the North East.


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