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Declare emergency on roads, NUJ tells Yar’Adua

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA – The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on President Umaru Yar’Adua to declare a state-of-emergency on Nigerian roads following the wanton loss of lives as a result of poor condition of our roads.

Rising from its meeting weekend, NEC also urged both the Federal government and the Lagos State government to respect the rulings of the Supreme Court and adhere strictly with the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the panacea to the lingering logjam as a result of the creation of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.

The NEC meeting which took place in Gombe was attended by all National officers and 36 state councils of the union, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In a twelve point statement and made available to Vanguard in Abuja yesterday, the body also slammed an indefinite suspension from the Union on the former Chairman of Abuja Council, Malachy Uzendu for his gross Anti-Union activities.


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