By Victor Ahiuma-Young
AGBORâ€”The leadership of the Ika South chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW,Â has denied media reportsÂ that the members are disrupting the operations of the Delta State owned city mass transit bus scheme in the area. Â
The chairman of the union, Mr Augustine Igumbor, explained that contrary to reports, the members were working in harmony and collaborating with the operators of the Mass Transit scheme in the area in order to realize the goals and objectives of government in launching the transport schemeÂ in the state.
He attributed the report to the handiwork of mischief makers,Â who, he said, were uncomfortable and jittery over the restoration of sanity in motor parks in Agbor metropolis by the current executive of the Union and urged the public to discountenance such baseless report.
Igumbor stressed the need for the drivers of various busesÂ to ply their designated routes to avoid clash of interests,Â saying that â€œa situation where some drivers abandoned their routesÂ for more viable routes will be resistedÂ by the Union.â€
He described the introduction of the Mass transit scheme as one of the several programmes that had impacted positively on the lives of the people of the state.
He reaffirmed the resolve of the union to partner with government in transformingÂ the transport sector and restore sanity to the various motor packs in the state. He pledged theÂ support of the union to the policies and programmes of the Delta State government.