NAWOJ urges FG on t speed release of abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers

By Blessing David

The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ, has called on Nigerian women as well as meaningful Nigerians to continue to preach the message of peace ,work together in love and harmony irrespective of tribe or religion with the aim of sustaining our democracy.

They made the call recently when the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Association Women , held its meeting on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Osborn La Palm Hotel, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

The meeting which was presided over by the National President of NAWOJ, Comrade Ladi Bala,
commended the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, for the massive infrastructural and people-oriented development that are so visible in the state and urges other state governors to emulate him.

It urges the Federal Government to, as a matter of national concern and interest, expedite action and do everything possible for the immediate release of the remaining abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna bound train, still in the captivity of the terrorists.

NAWOJ specifically called on Nigerians to learn to understand, tolerate and appreciate each other more and most importantly, avoid all forms of provocation and intolerance, irrespective of religion, tribe and ethnic background as panacea for a sustainable development of the country.

The CWC which took critical note of political activities in the country, stressed on the need for massive mobilization of support for female politicians who have shown interest in various state and federal elective positions as part of the drive towards achieving the 35 percent Affirmative Action as well as enhance the inclusion of women in elective positions at the state and national levels.

The meeting encourages Nigerian women to be actively involved in the political process by taking part in the ongoing voter registration exercise as well as mobilize support particularly for female candidates.

It notes that with the security challenges being experienced in various parts of the country, there is the need for all citizens to pay serious attention to issues of security and consider it as everyone’s business with a view to winning the war against all forms of insecurity.

Again NAWOJ urges Journalists to be more conscious of their personal safety in the cause of carrying out their onerous and difficult task of news reporting, particularly as the nation approaches the 2023 General Elections, stressing that only the living can break the news and report it effectively.

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