Sokoto NUJ Back Tambuwal On Punitive Measures For Marketers Hoarding Fuel

Pained by the untold hardship orchestrated by hoadring of petroleum products on the masses recently, the Sokoto State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have declared their support for Tambuwal’s decision to withdraw Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) of any filing station found in such act.

The state NUJ in a communique after it’s monthly meeting held at the Press Center, commended the Tambuwal led administration for urgently stepping in by constituting a Task Force to help monitor sales of petroleum products in the state.

While insisting that, the measure was a right step towards checkmating the excesses of Sokoto petroleum dealers who are often in the habit of hoarding the product for selfish gains, NUJ warned the committee against complacency.

The communique as signed by the state NUJ Secretary General, Abdallah el-Kurebe read in part, “The Union however appealed to the Committee to be diligent and avoid being complacent in the discharge of its duties for the benefit of the people of the state”

On the issue of cattle rustling in some local governments of the state, NUJ commended the Chairman of Isa Local Government, Col. Garba Moyi (Rtd) who recently facilitated the surrendering of 27 cattle rustlers with their weapons in his local government area.

The state members of the pen profession further admonsihed other council chairmen to emulate Col. Garba Moyi (rtd) to help in curbing the wave of criminality in their respective LGAs.

In their sue for collective effort towards sustaining the peaceful status of the state, NUJ appealed to all security agencies in sokoto to be more proactive in the discharge of their duties.

The statement added, “NUJ observes, with dismay, that in spite of the importance of the media in the society; the state government does not include the Union as member of committees that it constitutes.

“It therefore called on government to consider NUJ as very vital when membership of committees is drawn”. ELANZANEWS.M

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