The Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has congratulated the government and the people of the state over the continental ticket given to the state football club, Kano Pillars, to represent Nigeria in the CAF confederation cup.

This was made known in a communiqué issued by the Union after its congress at the Press Center on Saturday in Kano.

The congress appealed to the state government to proceed to the early release of funds to the club for it to put up the proud representation of Nigeria on the African scene.

The congress also made further demands to the government as follows:

1. The congress urges the state government to make available to farmers adequate farming input such as fertilizers, seedlings at subsidized rate for bumper harvest.

2. The congress also drew the attention of the state government on the alarming rate of rape and other related offences and urged the state government to promulgate stiffer penalties for perpetrators of acts.

3. The august body called on the state government to hurriedly address the challenge of acute shortage of pipe borne water supply especially in the metropolis.

4. The union bemoans the resurfacing of the activities of street urchins, who now pose a severe danger to the lives and property of residents, calling on the state to re-strategize the functional capacity of vigilantes and overall community policing strategy across the state.

5. The congress stated that it is imperative for the Kano state government to adopt proactive measures to confront the foreseen threat posed by flooding to ensure food security and other properties.

6. The body raised alarm on the unending issue of Almajiri confronting the state, asking the state government to match its words with actions.

7. The august gathering implore the state government and relevant security organs operating in the state to squarely confront the menace of reckless driving and overloading of commercial transports, which poses danger to the lives of residents in the state.

8. The congress called on farmers in the state to access the agro intervention programmes by both the state and federal governments, calling on the media to sensitize the Kano populace on how to register to benefit from the ongoing registration.

9. The meeting tasked the newly inaugurated chapel Rahama Radio and television to adhere to the ethics and constitutional provisions in the affairs of the noble profession, and congratulated its members, Lurwanu Idris on his emergence as the village head of MalikawaGaru village in Bichi local government area, and the newly sworn in Vice chairman, Sanusi Abdullahi KofarNa’isa.

It was signed by Abbas Ibrahim Abba Murtala

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