The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has been advised to prepare for the change the transport sector will witness soon.
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday gave the charge during the union’s inauguration of the new NURTW secretariat at Agege, in the state.
The Governor was represented by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa. Mr. Obasa urged the NURTW to take advantage of the plan of the state government in order to remain relevant in its new policies.
“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 the 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 has helped to reduce traffic congestion during the peak periods.
“As a partner in progress with the state government, we are always ready to contribute our quota to the success of the government,” he said.