ByÂ Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”JOURNALISTS in the zone C Area of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), comprising of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states,Â have threatened to embark on hunger strike to protest the bad conditions of federal roads in the zone.
They regretted that the failed roads had claimed many lives and property worth billions of naira.
The journalists said they would embark on hunger strike if the Federal Government fails to commence repair work on the â€œcomplete dilapidated federal roads in South Eastâ€.
Rising from a meeting held in Umuahia, Abia State,Â they called on the National Assembly â€œto put pressure on the government to commence massive reconstruction work on the roads without delayâ€.
A communique signed by Mr. Ambrose Nwachukwu and Monica Okechukwu, Zonal Vice President and secretary, respectively, also commended the national leadership of the union for embarking on measures to reposition the union.
The communique listed such measures to include the planned National Insurance Scheme and recovery of the national secretariat of the union.
While pledging the support of the zone to the Mallam Mohammed Garba led national leadership, the communique urged the state councils to design programme of activities to create forum for regular interaction â€œneeded to foster greater cohesion, understanding and growth of the union in the zoneâ€.