The Lagos State Government has advised the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to prepare for the coming changes in the state’s transportation sector.
Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State, gave the advice on Wednesday during the inauguration of the new NURTW state secretariat at Agege, Lagos.
Ambode, represented by the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, urged the union to key into the plan of the state government in order to be relevant to the new policy. “We support the chairman on his efforts to bring a new look to the union in Lagos State. “But development goes beyond edifice and building structures; there must be adequate preparation for new government policy on transportation by the union. “Government has no plan to leave anybody or union behind in its plan to make the state a mega city. “So, I appeal to the union to key into government’s plan and prepare for the coming changes in transportation sector in the state,” he said. Ambode commended the union for employing the youth in the society, and by so doing, helping to reduce crime in the society. Alhaji Nojeem Yasin, the National President, NURTW, in his remarks, congratulated the state union on the Secretariat. He appealed to the members to give more support to the state union chairman, Mr Tajudeen Agbede. Yasin also thanked the Lagos State Government for its support to the union. Agbede, earlier in his speech, commended Ambode on the giant strides he had taken in the state. “The construction of several flyovers and new roads across the state have helped to reduce traffic congestion during the peak periods. “As partner in progress with the state government, we are always ready to contribute our quota to the success of the government,” he said.