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COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE MONTHLY CONGRESS OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ), ONDO STATE COUNCIL, HELD AT THE PRESS CENTRE, AKURE ON THURSDAY 25TH APRIL, 2019.
The Congress deliberated on crucial issues affecting the Union, Ondo State and the Nation, where the following resolutions were adopted:
1. That the Congress commended signing into law of the new #30,000 Minimum wage by President Muhammadu Buhari, however called on the National Income, Salary and wages Commission to come up with new salary template for effective implementation of the new wage Nationwide.
2. That while expressing satisfaction with regular payment of workers’ salaries by the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration, the Congress urges the organised labour Unions and Ondo state government to commence negotiations early on the implementation of the new minimum wage in the state as soon as possible.
3. That NUJ congratulates the new Chairman, Comrade Sunday Oluwole Adeleye and other Executive members of the Ondo state Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the successful election and calls on them to give top priority to welfare of the state workforce.
4. That the Congress advises Authorities of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) to resolve the agitation of its students that led to a recent protest on the campus.
5. That the Congress approved the nomination of Fatima Muraina (from Owena Press) as the new State Treasurer and Ngozi Aduloju (from Federated Chapel) as the new Internal Auditor of the Union in the State. The two officers were elected to join the State Working Committee (SWC) unopposed. However there was no nomination for the State Assistant Secretary during the bye-election and the position is still vacant.
6. That the Congress directed that all the Chapels that are due for fresh elections to carry out the exercise within the next one month in line with the Union’s Constitution.
7. That the Congress urges the National leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to fast track the election of its Ondo State Chapter which had been due for several months, while NAWOJ should also commence the process of conducting its Ondo state chapter immediately.
8. That the Union expresses appreciation to the Ondo State government for the construction of a road leading to Adaba FM Broadcasting Station at Ilara-Mokin, hoping that when completed, the road will ease movement of members and other staff of the Radio outfit.
9. The Congress observed “A MINUTE SILENCE” in honour of a Senior Member, NIKE THOMPSON who died recently and urges members to endeavour to attend her burial programmes slated for next week in Akure and Owo.
Communiqué Drafting Committee:
1. Ojo Funso-Albert (Correspondents’ Chapel)
2. Ngozi Aduloju (Federated Chapel)
3. Mary Agidi (Owena Press Chapel)