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NUJ Decries Harassment of Journalists by Vehicle Inspection Officers in Anambra



By Praise Chinecherem

The Anambra State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has decried increasing harassment of members by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in the State.

The Union called on its leadership to meet with VIO authorities on the issue for amicable resolution.

In a 9-point resolution of her July congress signed by the council chairman, Comrade Dr. Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, the Union also decried continuous existence of touts in Onitsha, the commercial city of the state despite abolition of touting in the state.

The union regretted that touts and their activities was making life unbearable for residents and visitors to the city.

The communique reads in part, “Congress frowns on the harassment of journalists by Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) and called on the leadership of the Union to meet with VIO on the issue for amicable resolution.

“Congress commended the pro-activeness of Professor Chukwuma Soludo-led administration in restoring adequate security of life and property in the state. 

“It also commended the administration on palliative work on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway recently especially on the Amansea-Ugwuoba axis of the road among others, while urging the Soludo led Government to do more.

“Congress called the attention of the state government on the need to intensify action against touting in Onitsha and environs.

“It also called on the state government to look into street lights in the state, with a view of finding out why the lights are no longer functional and as well, device means of protecting the street lights and generators from vandals.

“Congress called on the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve it’s lingering issues and call off the ongoing strike in the interest of the students who could turn out to be torn on the society if care is not taken.”

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