Journalists want judges under investigation to step aside

Rafat Salami, Abuja

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has commended the sustained anti-corruption fight by the federal government and has asked all judges currently being investigated for corruption to step aside.
The commendation was part of an 8-Point communiqué issued at the end of the NUJ National Executive Council Meeting,  the largest decision making body of the Union, comprising all 37 state councils from across the country.
According to the union, NEC has considered the current fight against corruption in the country, particularly the recent raids by the Department of State Security on some judges and believes that all hands must be on deck to remove this cancer from the nation’s body politic before it causes any irreversible damage”, adding that ” all Judges being investigated should step aside to enhance unobstructed investigations.”
Nigerian journalists also commended the federal government and security agencies for the sustained war against the boko haram insurgents and the recent return of 21 Chibok girls, while calling on government to ensure the release of all those still held by the group.
The NUJ, however, expressed concerns over state of some roads in the country and called on the government ”to put more resources into this sector to create more jobs and ameliorate the suffering of commuters.”
On the economy, the Nigerian Union of Journalists advised government to invest more in  ‘the Agricultural sector to ensure food security and youth employment’ and also asked government to curb the continuing fall of the Naira.