NUJ condoles with flood victims, urges Kogi Govt to close down schools
September 27, 2012 16:18
Lokoja, Sept. 27, 2012 (NAN) The NUJ, Kogi Chapel, on Thursday expressed its sympathy with all those who lost their loved ones in the flood disaster.
Addressing a news conference in Lokoja, Mr Ali Atabo, the Chairman of the chapel, said that the council would liaise with the NUJ national headquarters to provide assistance to journalists who were affected.
Atabo commended both the Federal and the State Governments for their prompt intervention which, he said, was responsible for the minimal loss of lives.
He also lauded the efforts being made to re-open the Lokoja-Abuja Road to traffic.
He appealed that same gesture be extended to the Lokoja-Ganaja-Ajaokuta Road linking the North to the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones.
The chairman urged the Kogi Government to take a definite position on primary and secondary schools in the state in the interest of fairness and equity.
He said that many public primary and secondary schools in the state had been submerged by the flood while an unspecified number of the pupils affected were now living in camps with their parents.
He said that it would, therefore, be unfair to let other schools to continue to operate as if nothing had happened.
The chairman also stressed the need for the government to address the plight of the masses with all seriousness. (NAN)