-2.1 C
New York City
Monday, March 1, 2021
Home News Nigeria Ikpeazu Lifts Ban on Activities of NURTW in Abia

Ikpeazu Lifts Ban on Activities of NURTW in Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has lifted the proscription placed on the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state.

Ikpeazu made this known on Tuesday when members of the National Executive Council of the union paid him a visit at the Government House, Umuahia.

The governor said the decision to lift the ban was informed by steps taken by the national leadership of the union to call its members to order.

He said he had accepted the apology tendered by the union, adding that the state government and NURTW ought to be partners in progress.

Ikpeazu described the union as a very important sector and mainstay of Abia economy, noting that the union was a major contributor to the growth of trade and commerce in the state.

He said that the state government had enjoyed a good working relationship with the union and all motor unions in Abia.

The governor, however, added that the state government would not relent in evolving programmes and policies that would promote growth in the transport sector.

Ikpeazu said: “We try to complement the efforts of the union here in providing services and welfare for road transport workers by investing a lot of money in road infrastructure and urban renewal.

“We also spend a lot of money in trying to maintain security, law and order.

“We are working in synergy with the motor unions to ensure security of lives and property in the state.

“Abia is, perhaps, one of the few states that rolled out ambulances on the highways to assist road traffic accident victims.

“Our government is working to complement efforts of the local union to ensure that motorists plying the roads do so in safety.”

Ikpeazu, therefore, urged the caretaker committee, set up by the national leadership of NURTW, to reciprocate government’s goodwill towards the union and restore normalcy to NURTW in Abia State.

Earlier, Ibikunle Baruwa, the National President of NURTW, thanked the state government for lifting the ban on the activities of the union in the state.

According to Baruwa, the union encourages its members to be law abiding and will not tolerate a situation where any of its members shows any form of disloyalty to government.

He disclosed that a caretaker committee had been set up to manage the affairs of the union in Abia State until a substantive state executive council would be put in place.

Baruwa advised members of the union to be law abiding and assured the governor that the union would continue to obey government’s directives.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Abia State Government had on January 12 proscribed the union, owing to its flagrant disregard to government’s directives to harmonize the transport activities through an e-payment system.

All rights reserved. Materials, photographs, illustrations and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior written permission from Motoring World International


Leave a Reply

Most Popular

Badagry Expressway Rehabilitation: Lagos Raises Team to Meet FG

Sanwo-Olu: ‘We Can’t Afford To Fail Our Citizens’  After two days of rigorous deliberations, the yearly Executive-Legislative Parley of the Lagos State Government, on...

Akungba Truck Crash Victims: Dangote Pays N0.5Million to Each Family

Dangote Group of Companies has paid N500,000 to each family of the eight students killed on Jan. 23 when one of its trucks lost...

Police Nab Clearing Agent, Others for Serial Car Snatching

A suspected robber, Kudus Yunus, has been arrested by the police for allegedly carjacking about seven vehicles in different parts of Lagos State. He was...

Disappointment: BMW Scores Zero Point from Race

The opening weekend of Season 7 in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship did not go as expected for the BMW i Andretti...
error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: