8th May, 2012
In its bid to complement the efforts of the State Government, the state council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers has constituted a task force on sanitisation of Lagos motor parks.
Speaking on the development, the state chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede explained that the task force is divided into four groups to ensure that they cover all parts of Lagos.
The task force, he said would boost security and instil discipline among members.
“The task force is mandated to prevent indecent dressing, drinking, smoking, wearing of earring, exortion and other illegal activities among members.
“You see the state government is doing everything to eradicate crimes from the state, so we felt that on our part we should support the state government’s effort by inaugurating the task force. The members are mandated to ensure safety at the parks and to report any body found to be a security threat to the police,” the Lagos Nurtw boss explained.
To ensure that the men of the task force are up and doing, Alhaji Agbede said special marshals have been appointed to monitor members of the task force and make sure they don’t use the position to make money.
The leaders of the groups are Olowode Giwa for Group A, Victor John for B, Sarafa Akanbi for C and Comrade Peter Arowojobe for D.
The state chairman explained that members of the task force would be trained to ensure their effectiveness.
“We want to do everything to redeem the image of the union, so we believe the task force will help to achieve the purpose,” Agbede added.