Kano â€” The Kano State Council of the NUJ has urged the National Inter-religious Council â€œto be more activeâ€ at the grassroots in its efforts to stem religious conflicts in the country.
The council made the appeal in a communique at the end of its monthly congress yesterday in Kano.
The document, jointly signed by the unionâ€™s Chairman, Alhaji Samaâ€™ila Maizare and Secretary, Alhaji Adamu Gammo, called on the Federal Government to punish perpetrators of the recent crisis in Jos in the interest of the nation.
The NUJ also expressed dismay at the lingering energy crisis in the country, particularly in the fuel sector, saying the problem was crippling the socio-economic lives of the people.
It urged the Federal Government to take immediate steps to address the problem, as a way of bringing relief to the people.
The union expressed concern about the surge in malaria attack in the state, and urged the relevant authorities to check the trend.