Ekiti NUJ Lauds Fayemi's Abrogation of 'Child Taxation' in Ekiti
By Abasi Femi Oguntayo
In a communique issued at the end of the monthly Congress Of the Nigerian Union Of Journalists (NUJ) in Ekiti State, the Congress lauded the Governor’s Executive Order abolishing Development Tax in Primary and Secondary Schools and making both levels of Education free in Ekiti State.
The congress which was Hosted By The FRCN Chapel At The Progress FM Station Ado-ekiti, On Thursday 25th October, 2018 resolved as follows:
The Congress congratulated the new administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State, on its inauguration and enjoined him to offset the backlog of Salaries and Allowances of its Workers and Pensioners.
The Congress enjoined the Federal Government to resolve the lingering issue of the Minimum Wage by approving a meaningful living wage for Workers.
The Congress reviewed the efforts made so far by the State Council in respect of the re-opening of the BSES and appealed further to the National Broadcasting Commission to as a matter of urgency and public interest, to re-open the broadcast Station and called on the Ekiti State government to act swiftly in this regard.
The Congress lauded the success of the Triennial Delegates Conference held in Abeokuta and pledged the Ekiti State Council’s support to the new leadership of NUJ at the national level. Similarly, the Congress commended the leadership of the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, for providing conducive means transportation to the conference.
The Congress appreciated the Lions Club and National Optometrists Association in Ekiti State, for capturing NUJ Ekiti State Council members and the general public at the 2018 World Sight Day with a generous donation of eye glasses and free eye care services
The Congress frowned at the abuse of the Press sticker by sundry motorists and urged the security agencies to henceforth demand for a means of identification from such motorists, to ascertain their genuineness.
The Congress called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency engage the Labour leaders on acceptable minimum wage.
The Communiqué was Drafed by Mr. Funso Awosusi, Mr. Emmanuel Onwusoro and Mr. Stanley Familoye who were members of the congress' Communique Drafting Committee.