Kogi NUJ appeals to Gov. Bello to complete Lokoja Eastern Bypass.
* Commends him for taming insecurity in the state.
The Kogi state Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to resume work on the abandoned Lokoja -Otokiti Eastern Bypass to expand socio economic activities of the area and to serve as alternative routes for motorists from the Eastern states of the country.
This as the Union urged the Federal Government to expedite work on the ongoing reconstruction of 7.5 km Ganaja junction to Ganaja village before the raining season
The calls were contained in a communique issued at the end of the Congress held at the NUJ press Centre, Lokoja on Saturday .
The Communique emphasised the hardship being experienced by motorists plying the road which has become unbearable due to the low pace of work by the contractors.
The Congress applauded the state government for the award of infrastructural projects across the state, and called on the Ministry of Works to inter-face with journalists as a matter of urgency to give a breakdown of all ongoing projects in the state.
Congress equally lauded the State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Abubakar Ohere for the donation of dozens of chairs to the union.
The Congress applauded the Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kolawole Matthew for his contributions, donations and supports to the union; especially the proposed chalet extension, which he has agreed to build for the union.
The Union commended the state government for the Ganaja junction fly-Over project and called for the provision of an alternatives routes before the commencement of the work to avert suffering of motorists during the project execution.
On the insecurity state of the Nation, the Congres urged state government to sustain her efforts in securing the lives and property of residents of the state both on the highways and residential areas.
“Congress identified lack of revenue base as one of the major problems affecting the smooth running of the union.
It called on members to come up with ideas that will enhance the revenue generation of the union.
” Members from the eight Chapels of the Union therefore “frowned at the misinterpretation of some members of executive arms/political class whenever suggestions are made on issues that affects the lives of the citizens.” it warned.