JOS – The North-Central Zone of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on Sunday called for better security arrangement at motor parks in the face of current insurgents’ attacks.
The Zonal Chairman of the union, Mr Danjuma Jeji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Jos.
According to him, there is the need to beef up security around the parks for the safety of travelers and people who use them.
Jeji said the call was prompted by a recent executive members meeting of the union in the zone on the need to safeguard the parks.
“We recently held a zonal executive council meeting of the union in Minna and we resolved that all chapters in the zone must take the issues of security more seriously,’’ he said.
He condemned the spate of bombings in the country in which many of the union’s members alongside other Nigerians were either killed or injured.
He said that many of the union’s members were among the victims of the recent bomb blasts in Jos but that he had no figure yet of those either maimed or killed.
Jeji said that the zone was working very closely with security agencies to ensure that adequate security personnel were deployed to motor parks.
He commended Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger for his “people-orientated programmes” particularly, those that impacted positively on the union’s members.
“We want to appreciate the governor for his security consciousness and for personally endorsing and approving the certificate of occupancy for the ultra-modern office complex of our Niger Council.
“The office complex will serve as a permanent secretariat, training school and other progressive ventures for members.
“We also express our gratitude to the governor for approving 200 new commercial buses to the union on soft-loan basis to be distributed to members across the state,’’ he said.
The chairman said that would immensely boost the state’s economy and assist in providing employment to the youths. (NAN)