Worried by the protracted industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT chapter, has tasked the federal government on the speedy resolution of ASUU strike.
The association in a communique issued by NAWOJ at the end of its August congress discussed developments within the association and the country as a whole.
“Congress in session expressed worries over the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), calling on the government to be proactive in its effort to resolve the issues.
“The women journalists decried the fact that the long stay at home has made the teeming undergraduates idle making them vulnerable and easy targets for political actors as the 2023 general elections campaign begin.
“Similarly, the congress condemned in strong terms the cyber bullying and harassment of journalists, especially female journalists, as they discharge their duties.
“The congress also observed the overheating of the political space by politicians and their supporters, especially on social media platforms, and sued for tolerance among politicians and their supporters.
“The women journalists tasked the police and other security agencies to ensure that the full weight of the law is brought on cyberbullies as enshrined in the constitution to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The congress in session also frowned at deteriorating state of security in most parts of the country, leaving the farmers scared of going to their farms for fear of being attacked by criminal herds and other violent criminals.”