The Executive Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde has received commendation from the Nigeria Union of Journalism (NUJ), Oyo State on various developmental and infrastructural projects in the state.
The commendation was contained in a communique issued on Saturday at the end of the congress of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council held at NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan.
The members of the union also used the opportunity to charge the governor to rehabilitate all deplorable roads in the state, so as to give room for free flow of vehicular movement and reduce the hardship motorists face on the roads.
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Similarly, the union felicitated with the newly sworn-in acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on his appointment, admonishing him to reposition and sanitise the judicial arm of government to serve as true hope of the masses.
They also felicitated with the new Commissioner of Police in the state on his appointment, while also raising the issue of the influx of commercial motorcyclists without number plates in most parts of the state.
The union’s June congress, which was presided over by the Chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola, and attended by members from all the chapels.
The resolution reached at the congress read in part:
That the congress lauded Engr. Seyi Makinde administration for its various developmental and infrastructural projects that dotted the landscape of the state. The union tasked the government to continue its good works, just as it also charged it to rehabilitate some deplorable roads in some parts of Ibadan land to reduce the hardship being faced by motorists. 3.That the Congress congratulated the newly sworn-in acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola over his appointment. The congress charged the Oyo-state born Chief Justice to reposition and sanitise the judicial arm of government to serve as true hope of the masses.
That the Congress also welcomed the new Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams to Oyo State. The Congress charged the new CP to see the new task as a call to service meant to protect lives and property of the people of pacesetter state and beyond. It advised the new CP to prevail on his men to see journalists as partners in progress and not as antagonists. 5.That the Congress commended both Oyo and Osun State governments on their resolve to jointly rehabilitate and reconstruct the Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo Road.
That the Congress frowned at the sudden increment of prices of goods and services across the state. It called on traders and service providers to tread softly so as not to make life more difficult for residents of the state. That the Congress enjoined both federal and state governments to grant financial autonomy to local governments in order to allow them contribute fruitfully to the affairs of people living at the rural areas. That the Congress frowned at unchecked nature of the influx of commercial motorcyclists who are mostly people without number plates in most parts of the state. It called on the state government to checkmate activities of this category of people through registration and data collection to ensure proper identification and forestall any act that may be inimical to the people of the state. That the congress observed that despite the free education policy of the state government, the number of out-of-school children is increasing on the streets of Ibadan and major cities in the state. That parents must ensure that their children are always in school during school periods and government must come against act of truancy and lateness in school”, the statement added.