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Trade Unions Charge Government On Stiffer Security Measures

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Sola Rotimi

The need for government at all levels to provide adequate security to protect personnel and safeguard facilities at its establishments has been emphasized.

Kwara State Chairman, Radio Television Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU Comrade Usman Oke and his Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ counterpart, Comrade Lanre Ahmed, gave the charge when they paid a solidarity visit to the management and staff of Radio Nigeria Harmony FM, Idofian Kwara State over the recent attack on its facilities by hoodlums.

In their separate remarks, the union leaders described the incident as a wake up call to re-strategize on the issue of insecurity across sectors in the country.

They advised the staff not to allow the incident dampen their spirit in the discharge of their duties towards educating and enlightening the people.

Earlier, Kwara State Commissioner for Energy, Engineer Abdulazeez Abdulganiy, who until his appointment was a staff of Harmony FM, said Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, as the Chief Security officer of the state, had been briefed on the development.

The Commissioner added that the state government had concluded plans on electrification project as part of measures to provide security across the State.

Responding, the General Manager, Harmony FM, Alhaji Abdul-wahab Akoshile, who noted that insecurity had been a major challenge in the country, said the management had taken steps to consult widely to ensure the station returns on air the within the shortest time.

Officials of the Directorate of State Services also went round the station to inspect the level of vandalism and advised the management on the right security measures.

 

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