Following series of meetings with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the Chairman of the Lagos Council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede has advised members of the union to continue with their operations.
He warned members to obey the state government’s directives on the transportation sector
Addressing members of the union after a meeting with government officials at Alausa secretariat, Alhaji Agbede explained that the state government did not at any point ban the activities of the union, pointing out that the directive was to stop the collection of dues from drivers at bus stops.
Alhaji Agbede explained that the union would contiue to dialogue with the state government in the next one week to iron out some grey areas in the state government’s directives.
He said the NURTW Task Force will be empowered to enforce the directives issued by the state government, especially as it relates to collection of dues on highways
Alhaji Agbede identified some of the problems facing the union as lack of adequate motor parks in the state, adding that the majority of motor parks in the state were created during Alhaji Lateef Jakande’s administration, hence they are now grossly inadequate to accommodate the large number of vehicles operating in the state.
He implored NURTW members to look out for vacant space that can be converted to motor parks to ease their operations.
“As partners in progress with the state government, we will continue to obey the laws of the state. We are in support of the ban on the sale of alcohol at motor parks to reduce accident on the highways,” he added.