25th July, 2011
Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos have been advised to be good ambassadors of their respective units.
The state chairman of the union, Alhaji Rafiu Akanni Olohunwa, offered the advice at the weekend while reacting to the recent clash between his members and those of Road Transport Employersâ€™ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), in Abule Egba area of the state.
He told them to always assist the state government to keep the peace in Lagos and report any problem to their superiors in office or the nearest police station to their areas of opeation instead of allow such problem to disturb public peace.
Olohunwa also advised them to change the former public perception that they are trouble makers by always holding in highest esteem and approach them politely.
The NURTW boss stated that it is only through such behaviour that the ongoing reform in the union could yeild the desired result.
According to him, the country is going through a reform and a wind of change is blowing across all aspects of the society and as such, the union could not be an exemption.
â€œwe must changve from or former ways of doing things for the better if we must remain in the business of transportation. We must give comfort to commuters while on board and in the termini because they pay us for the services we render to them,â€ he said.
Olohunwa also commended the state government over the immediate response to the distress calls of victims of flood, adding that governmentâ€™s action shows the extent of its passion and concern for the people of the state.
He particularly commended the concern demonstrated by the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, over the issue, while advising residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the canals and drainages as well as always keep their environment clean.