Kano NUJ commends Ganduje over payment of N36,600 minimum wage

• Tasks govt to address discrepancies in payment of teachers and local government staff.

THE Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) Kano State chapter, has commended the state government on the implementation of the new minimum wage of N36,600 minimum wage while tasking it to address discrepancies in the payment of teachers and local government staff.

This is just as the union urged the state government to prevail on the Federal Government to ensure speedy renovation of the Kano-Kaduna Expressway to avert incessant accidents.

This was contained in a communique signed by the union chairman, Alhaji Abbas Ibrahim, a copy made available to pressmen after the state congress in which the body also called on broadcast media to always exercise professional conduct and desist from reckless and irresponsible comments especially on political programs.

The union also called on Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to be responsive to its responsibility to safeguard the prestige of the industry.

The congress while commending the state government for implementation of free and compulsory education, called on parents to also support the government’s effort for the success of the policy.

The congress in session also called on the state government to direct local government councils to support the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with logistics to facilitate easy access for registering of Kano residents, and also charged the commission to ensure speedy issuance of the cards.

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The union then urged the management of Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) to train and retrain its staff to ensure professionalism in road traffic management. He advised the agency to also extend its services to rural areas to reduce accidents caused by frequent reckless driving.

The congress appeals to politicians to desist from inflammatory comments that may heat the polity and cause disaffection among the electorates, at this time of elections.

The congress called on the state’s admission drive committee responsible for securing admission into tertiary institutions to ensure that Kano candidates fill their quota in all the tertiary institutions across the country.

The congress called on local government councils to provide support to the National Population Commission to conduct accurate area demarcation which will make it possible for a credible census.

The union commended the state government for the appointment of the first female Head of Civil Service in the state, Hajiya Binta Lawan Ahmed, and also condoled the state fire service over the death of its Director, Sagir Madaki.

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