By Auwalu Birnin Kudu
Yola, – The Adamawa chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Wokers (NURTW) has warned against operating illegal motor parks across the 21 existing Local Government Areas in the state.
Alhaji Umar Babba, the State Chairman of the union, gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Tuesday.
He described the rampant instances of operating illegal and unregistered motor parks as a serious threat to the security of lives and property of passengers and the drivers.
“We would collaborate with relevant athourities to ensure that violators were brought to book for appropriate sanctions,” he said.
He said the union recently engaged in sensitisation campaigns across all its 80 registered branches on the need to guard against operation of illegal motor parks and the imperative for adhering to the use of passenger manifest.
According to him, the union is expecting delivery of 150 brand new vehicles from the state government, to be distributed to deserving members as soft loan, saying this was part of Gov Ahmadu Fintiri’s administration to empower them.
“We have about 80,000 registered members across the state and we closely monitor their activities daily, ” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) had equally called on the state and federal governments to fix the highways in the state. (NAN)