By Abba Dukawa
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano state chapter has praised its members over their neutral reportage on the ongoing tussle between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II.
The union, in a communique issued at the end of its Saturday Congress held at the NUJ Press Centre, also called on the Kano state government to check the unregulated proliferation of Tricycles, popularly known as ‘‘Adaidaita Sahu’, a development that worsens the state’s traffic challenges.
Other resolutions raised by the communique jointly signed by the union’s chairman Comrade Abbas Ibrahim and Secretary Abba Murtala are as follows:
“The Congress stressed the need for the state government and the security outfits to re-strategize by taking more proactive measures in tackling security challenges.
“The congress called on the state government to consider the appointment of Professionals to head its media organizations.
“The union further called on the state government to expedite action in adequately funding Triumph publishing company for it to favourably compete with other newspapers in the country.
“The meeting then called on media organizations and the state government to embark on in-house training to journalists in order to catch up with the international best practices in journalism.
“The union commended Journalists operating in Kano for the role they have been playing on the tussle between Kano state government and Emirate Council, urging them to continue to remain neutral on the issue.
“The congress also expressed concern over the proliferation of tricycles in the state and urged government and relevant bodies to curb the situation once and for all.
“The meeting however, congratulated the quartet of Accountant General of the Federation, his Kano state counterpart, Secretary to the state government and head of civil service over their re-appointments and appointment respectively.
“It further felicitated with the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly for his election to the elevated position.
“The congress concluded by sending similar eulogies to two of its members who were recently appointed as Acting Permanent Secretaries in Kano State Civil service.”