Obi Says Okowa Is Progressive, Peaceful *As Governor Intervenes In Rift Between NURTW, Ministry Of Transport

CHAIRMAN of Delta State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Ifeanyi Obi has described Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as a peaceful and progressive Governor.

Chief Obi made the description today, Friday, June 19, 2005 while reacting to the non-forceful collection of buses given to the Union by the Delta State government.

According to Chief Obi, “our Governor has done it again, he has shown that he is a peaceful man working for a progressive Delta State, his intervention has made us to retain our buses and our members are very happy.”

“Some persons in the Ministry of Transport wanted to cause disaffection in the state following the emergence of a new government but our Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has intervened and we are very grateful,” he said, adding, “from beginning, we have supported him, he is one of us and we want his government to succeed, God will make him to succeed.”

He added, “if those buses were collected from our members, there would have been trouble for travelers, the buses are not enough and the few we have, some persons wanted to collect them.”

Chief Obi while calling on Deltans to join NURTW to thank Governor Okowa, assured of the Union’s continuous partnership with government to make transportation affordable to the people.

“Businesses will grow, the people will be happy, goods and services will be cheaper if transportation is not only readily available but, it is also affordable and our Union will continue to serve Deltans, cooperate with the state government and work with the Governor for him to succeed,” Chief Obi said, reiterating, “those persons wanted to collect our buses, we cried to the Governor and in less than 24 hours, we are happily, going about our businesses.”

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