The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council has implored the Commissioner of Police within the state, Mr. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, to as a matter of urgency verify the excesses of his males who’re extorting motorists in some elements of the state.
The union made this enchantment by way of a communiqué issued on the finish of a congress of the union held on Sunday in Ibadan, the state capital.
DAILY POST gathered that motorists who’re coming and going to the Oke-Ogun geopolitical zone of the state from completely different partsof the state have expressed disappointment over the extortion by some policemen alongside the highway.
However, NUJ within the communiqué signed by the trio of Comrades Adewale Tijani (BCOS), Khalid Imran (Oke-Ogun Federated Chapel) and Temilola Akarah (State Info), known as on Enwonwu to verify the abuse of workplace by policemen alongside the Oke-Ogun geopolitical zone.
The union whereas drawing the eye of Oyo State authorities beneath the management of Engineer Seyi Makinde to the worsening insecurity in some elements of the state known as on Makinde to beef up safety and make sure the security of lives and property within the state.
The union stated, “That the Congress appealed to Oyo State Commissioner of Police Mr. Enwonwu Nwachukwu to verify the excesses of a few of his males who’re keen on extorting and harassing motorists and passengers plying Oke-Ogun roads and different elements of the state.
“That the Congress drew consideration of Oyo State authorities to the worsening insecurity in some elements of the state and known as on the Govt Governor of the state Engineer Oluseyi Makinde to beef up safety and make sure the security of lives and properties within the state.
The union additionally expressed concern over the damaging impression of the Coronavirus on journalists within the state.
“That members of the Congress expressed concern on the damaging impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on some Journalists, who had been both laid off or positioned on half salaries.
“That the Congress enchantment to Media Managers and house owners to be humane and finish the sufferings of the affected journalists.
“That the Congress, as well as, specific its displeasure on the disengagement of some freelance staff of the Broadcasting Company of Oyo State (BCOS) and enjoined the administration of the Company to reinstate them.
“That the NUJ Oyo State Council name on Federal Authorities to, as a matter of urgency, deal with the sudden hike in gasoline value and forestall it from aggravating the nationwide economic system.
“That the Congress commends Governor Seyi Makinde for immediate and common cost of salaries of State staff and pensioners.”