By Rakiya A.Muhammad
Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Sokoto Chapter has urged the State Government to intensify efforts in distributing palliatives and provide more, given the current economic reality.
It stressed the need to use the recently launched Inter-State and Intrastate commuter buses to ease the challenge of transportation hikes following the fuel subsidy removal.
The union made the call in a communique issued at the end of its congress and signed by Chair Dalhatu Abdullahi Safiyal-Magori and Secretary Muhammad Nasir Bello.
It lauded Governor Ahmed Aliyu-led administration’s commitment and support to security agencies towards ending insecurity in the State.
NUJ, however, appealed that more needed to be done by governments and individuals towards ending the menace, just as it urged the public to cooperate with security agencies and desist from taking laws into their own hands.
It called on the government and public-spirited individuals to ensure measures towards curbing street begging, which has worsened with many underaged involved in it.
The union also urged the provision of befitting resettlement camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) found chiefly within the State metropolis.
It appealed to the State Government to complete all inherited projects, especially the Sokoto Central Market and State University Teaching Hospital, as well as the three Premier Hospitals, amongst others started by the immediate past administration for the overall development of the State.