The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council has commended the Governor Chukwuma Soludo-led government for its efforts in evacuating refuse dumps littering the state.
It however expressed misgivings over the workability of the planned house-to-house refuse collection approach, urging the government to consider revisiting the plan.
In a communique issued by the Chairman,
Comrade Odogwu Emeka Odogwu and Secretary, Comrade Aloysius Ofodile, during its monthly Congress at the Godwin Ezeemo International Press Centre, Awka, the body also commended the Government on the restoration of peace and security in the State.
The Union lauded the Police for opening to traffic the hitherto closed road connecting Amawbia to Awka and Nibo, while, however, decrying the deplorable state of the road network within the state capital, urging the Governor to urgently address this problem.
The statement reads, “The Congress hailed the National Link Chapel for their initiative in visiting a sick member, Comrade Nweke Nweke, observing that such gestures should be an enduring culture in the Union, and urged other chapels and the Council to follow such example by showing interest in the wellbeing of their members who may be having one challenge or the other.
“The Congress congratulated members who recently got elevated in the various Associations and activities they are involved in; it lauded their hard work and dedication which have earned them their status while urging them to continue being good ambassadors of the Union.
“The Congress commended the recent elevation of Bishop Peter Ebere Okpalaeke of Ekwulobia Catholic Diocese to the rank of a Cardinal; it congratulated the prelate while wishing him success in his new position.
The meeting was attended by members of the Council from across the state while two guests were welcomed on the day; the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike, represented by Dr. Uju Okoye, Head of the Department of Reproductive Health in the Ministry, and representatives of Leadway Assurance.