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Plateau NUJ decry “pathetic” potholes-ridden Jos City

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau state chapter, in its maiden congress after election of new officials, observed that the beauty of the city of Jos is dotted with potholes and constitutes a dent on the tourism posture of the state.

It therefore, called on the Plateau state government to resuscitate its Operation Zero Pothole policy to get the potholes off the streets of Jos.

The congress expressed “deep worries” over renewed attacks in rural communities of Plateau North senatorial zone and called on the government not to allow perpetrators to go scot-free so as to serve as deterrent to criminal elements with similar intent.

In another development, the congress commended the directive of the state government for the resumption of schools in the state, but urged government to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are strictly observed in all the schools under strict supervision and monitoring.

It also the increased incidences of criminality around bank premises and called on banks to take measures to mitigate attacks on customers, who withdraw or deposit large sums of cash, and called on banks management to liaise with security agencies to track such criminals.

The congress urged media establishments in the state not to relent in their efforts to keep issues of COVID-19 in the front burner. Congress noted that, as watchdogs of the society, the media cannot go to sleep until the pandemic is fully eradicated.

In view of the numerous accidents at Jos Polo Roundabout involving articulated vehicles, congress demanded the construction of speed bumps between St. Louis College Jos and Polo Club to limit such accidents.

In the alternative, it stressed, that government should create terminals for articulated vehicles at the entrance to Jos City to reduce numbers of such vehicles entering the state capital.

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