Sokoto NUJ Make Recommendations to End Banditry
Sokoto State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has recommended that the state government and security agencies take necessary measures to protect the citizenry from bandits and other criminals. The council made the recommendation after its monthly congress which was chaired by the council chairman and attended by members. The council lamented that despite efforts by the federal and state governments to curb banditry in the state, there are still some areas in the northern parts of the state, where the menace is resurfacing, particularly in Tangaza and Gudu local government areas. The union while commending the state government for its resolve to offload the backlog of state retired civil servants' gratuities and pension arrears, tasked members to remain apolitical and to ensure that their official conducts are guided by the ethics of the noble profession. The meeting also decried the activities of quack journalists in the state, and called on public officers to report any person, parading himself as journalists without any genuine and valid Identification. This was contained in a press statement cosigned by the Chairman of the council, Isa Abubakar Shuni, and Secretary, Abubakar A Imam.