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Government commended over fight against terrorism

10 August 2015, 13:18

Abuja - The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), has commended the Federal Government's effort to fight corruption and recover Nigeria’s stolen money stashed abroad.

The commendation is contained in a statement issued at the end of the meeting of the NGE Standing Committee held in Sokoto on August 6 and August 8.

The statement, signed by Garba Mohammad Acting President and Victoria Ibanga, General Secretary, was made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

"The Guild commends the fight against corruption embarked upon by the Federal Government especially in its effort to recover the country’s stolen money stashed away abroad.

"It advises that these efforts should be sustained and the rule of law be strictly adhered to,’’ it said.

The NGE also expressed concern over the instability of the exchange rate of the Naira.

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It urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to formulate and implement policy measures geared towards stabilising the exchange rate to restore confidence in the naira and in the economy.

It deplored the rising wave of crime in the country, especially armed robbery and urged relevant security agencies to rise to the occasion to safeguard lives and property.

The Guild drew the attention of the Federal Government to the rising rate of unemployment in the country and urged it to make job creation a priority.

It observed the hardship experienced by some journalists in the country due to irregular remuneration and poor condition of service and called on media owners to urgently address the issues.



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