Story By Akinola Emmanuel, Monday, June 28, 2021
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo state council has commended the state government over relocation of beggars at Jemibewon Road, Mokola to the Resettlement centre, Akindele, newly built by the state government.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of its quarterly congress on Sunday held at Press centre Iyaganku, Ibadan.
The congress tasked the state government to ensure beggars in other parts of the state that have been constituting nuisance to the society should at the same time be relocated to the resettlement centre as soon as possible.
Commenting on the insecurity in some parts of the state, the union urged security agents to unmask the killers of an On Air Personality (OAP), Titus Badejo who was gruesomely murdered by gunmen in Ibadan on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
NUJ therefore reiterated its chairman, Ademola Babalola’s position that government should fish out the killers and get justice for the late journalist who left an aged mother, wife and hapless kids.
The union with dismay the fracas at Iwo road shop complex, recently during which two lives were reportedly lost acknowledging that Governor Makinde had promised that justice be done on the case.
It advised journalists to always watch their movements because of the heightened insecurity in the land and be guided at all times by ethics of the profession.
The congress appealed to ibadan Electricity Distribution company (IBEDC) to improve on their services as many communities in Ibadan have been lamenting under epileptic power supply.