The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is to provide walkie-talkies for members of the union as part of new measures to check insecurity at motor parks in Lagos State.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Council of the union, Mr Tajudeen Agbede, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the measure was part of the union’s initiative to ensure security at parks.
Agbede said that the measure became necessary because of the epileptic services of most of the telecommunications providers.
“We are making frantic effort to tackle insecurity in all our motor parks, especially with the attacks at motor parks.
“All arrangements have been completed to procure walkie-talkies to all members for communication and the direct contact with the branch chairmen.
“Communication is a very powerful weapon and we want to promote this among us to enhance effective sharing of information on matters regarding security at parks.’’
According to him, the union will provide contacts of members to be reached whenever any suspicious movement or questionable object is discovered at any park.
Agbede told NAN that such contacts would provide opportunity for members to contact themselves from unit level to top officials of the union.
The NURTW boss said that the union was also working hard to install Close Circuit Television Cameras in all the parks, adding that the union had commenced the use of metal detectors to check insecurity.
Agbede added that members of the union had been advised to be security conscious, pleading with the union members to always shun violence. (NAN)