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Delta NUJ Holds Congress, Calls For Periodic Profiling Of Residents, Others

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Delta NUJ Holds Congress, Calls For Periodic Profiling Of Residents, Others

By Daniel Dafe

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council, on the 18th of January, 2024, held its first Congress under the Churchill Oyovwe-led administration.

At the said Congress, Delta NUJ after deliberation on the State of the Nation:, Delta NUJ expressed concern over the state of insecurity in the country, particularly in Delta State, and frowned at the influx of persons with no known or verifiable addresses into the state, saying that this has made the insecurity situation worse in the area.

A communique released at the end of the Congress, called for periodic profiling of residents, especially those without means of identification, to checkmate crime.

According to the communique, Delta NUJ also called on security agencies to carry out periodic raid of uncompleted buildings inhabited by miscreants to restore peace and order in the state.

Meanwhile, the union called on relevant government agencies to carry out oversight on beggars in areas, such as Interbau, DBS, Koka Roundabout, all in Asaba and others to restore sanity.

Delta NUJ also urged the police and other relevant security agencies to check/regulate the activities of commercial tricycles and motorcycles operators, particularly on the highways Delta State.

The union also called for the ban of the activities of scavengers, a.k.a Iron Condemn in Delta State.

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To ensure credible elections in the country and reduce the judicialisation of the electoral process, Delta NUJ said it was necessary for the executive arm of government not to be involved in the appointment of senior electoral officers of the electoral body (INEC), such as Chairman, Commissioners and REC, adding that its funding should directly come from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Continuing, Delta NUJ condemned police invasion of a live television programme in Abia State and called for sanctions on all those found culpable.

Furthermore, Delta NUJ lauded the judgment of the Abuja High Court that the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) cannot fine broadcast stations for alleged breach of its code, just as the congress called for the decentralization of policing in the country to pave way for federal, state, metropolitan, and local government
police to ensure the effective security of lives and property.

The communique was signed by Churchill Oyowe – Chairman, NUJ, Delta Council, Victor Sorokwu – Secretary, NUJ, Delta Council, Godwin Ijediogor, (Guardian Bureau Chief)- Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Ifeanyi Olannye (NAN) Secretary, Communique Drafting Committee and Ifeoma Okafor(NTA)- Member, Communique Drafting Committee.

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