By Ibrahim G. Ahmad
Gusau – The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), on Monday appointed a 36-man caretaker committee for its Zamfara chapter.
The NURTW National President, Alhaji Najem Yaseen said in Gusau that the committee was set up to resolve the internal crisis in the state chapter of the union.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union became divided at the state, local goverments and units following the change of government in the state three weeks ago.
Yaseen noted that “the involvement of party politics into the affairs of the union was responsible for the mess we are in today.’’
He said that the caretaker committee has Alhaji Hamisu Kasuwa-Daji as Chairman, while Alhaji Sani Maishinkafi and Alhaji Shaaibu Dantarana would serve as vice chairmen.
Other positions are yet to be announced.
The NURTW president warned the interim committee and all members against involving the union in the affairs of any political party or discriminating against any member for political reason.
He said that members of the union were free to belong to any political party of their choice but without involving the union.
Yaseem however assured that the union would cooperate with the state government where necessary and prayed for Allah to grant the administration the wisdom to tackle the insecurity menace in the state.
In his remarks, Kasuwa-Daji, the state caretaker committee chairman, assured that they would work to restore peace and unity to the union.
He said his committee would also ensure successful transition at its units, local governments and the state level.
He equally assured of their support to the state government and urged it to provide more vehicles to the union members to ease transportation difficulties the state.