By Tunji Michael
The Lagos Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists on Saturday donated a Toyota Hiace Bus to the Journalists International School, Arepo, Ogun State.
Presenting the bus to the Chairperson of the school’s governing council Mrs Funke Fadugba, at the Council’s congress the Chairman Dr Qazim Akinreti said the donation is part of the union’s commitment to the school which was established by journalists.
He said the school was to reestablish the link and relationship with the union, urging the school’s governing council to continue to push the school towards excellence.
Akinreti said the donation to the school is the first phase of the union’s engagement and presence at the Journalists Estate Arepo.
In her response, Mrs Fadugba praised the Akinreti leadership for the bus, adding that the bus would go a long way in addressing the issue of mobility and accessibility of both students and the teaching staff.
She said Akinreti has continued to blaze uncommon trail in uniting the union, urging him to go on in building a virile union.
At the congress earlier, members urged the Federal Government to protect lives and property of Nigerians especially those at the Northeast.
They urged the government to frontally tackle Boko Haram and herdsmen who are killing innocent Nigerians with impunity.
The journalists praised the Lagos State government for its giant strides in infrastructural development especially in the area of road construction and bus reforms, just as they carpeted the government for the growing mountain of waste that is already taking over the state.
They said Visionscape has demonstrated total lack of capacity to handle wastes in a burstling city like Lagos, adding that a state generating over 60 million metric tons of wastes monthly requires better handling than what Visionscape is currently providing.