NUJ Bauchi charges govt to support performing LGs chairmen with adequate funds
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bauchi State has called on the state government to release adequate funds to performing local government chairmen in the state.
The State’s NUJ Chairman, Umar Sa’idu made the call on Monday during a special press conference conducted by the union at the secretariat of Bogoro local government to brief the world on the commencement of the union’s press week.
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He said performing local governments chairmen should be provided with more funds so that they would be encouraged to do more.
Sa’idu noted that local governments are closer to the people, pointing out that if they are supported, they could execute projects that would impact positively on people’s lives.
He added that the chairman of Bogoro local government, Iliya Habila who is a journalist by profession is one of the most performing chairmen in the state.
According to him, the idea to hold the press conference in Bogoro as against Bauchi NUJ secretariat as usual was to identify with their colleague who has become an elected local government chairman.
In his remarks, the chairman of Bogoro local government Iliya Habila expressed appreciation to the journalists for choosing to hold the press conference in his local government.
He said the choice of the local government by working journalists to hold the event was an honour promising that he would continue to operate an open door policy in his administration.