DELTA State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to urgently intervene to avert crises over retrieval of vehicles given to members of the drivers’ union by the state government.
Chairman of the NURTW in the state, Chief Ifeanyi Obj who briefed the press on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 said the move to retrieve the vehicles were in bad faith.
According to him, “we want to let our Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa through you to know that people are out to retrieve buses given to our union members, this action is retrogressive and we are pleading for him to intervene.”
“We are aware that the issue of buses have not been discussed anywhere, the buses does not belong to government but our members and the manner with which they are going about collecting our buses is capable of causing crisis because owners of the buses may resist them,” Chief Obi said.
He added, “we are begging for more buses to ease transportation challenges of commuters and the few that we have are being retrieved, this will cause hardship for Deltans which I know the Governor will not be happy with.”
Chief Obi reiterated, “nobody wrote officially to us or came to discuss the issue of vehicles with us and all of a sudden, they want to seize the vehicles, we believe that the Governor will call these people to order.”
The NURTW Boss lauded Governor Okowa’s administration for the steady efforts to create job opportunities for Deltans and begged the people to support the administration rather than engage in action that will cause hardship for others.
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