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Easter: Transport unions caution members

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Lagos—The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW and the Road Transport Employers Association, RTEAN, Sunday urged their members to observe all traffic regulations on the highways during Easter celebration.

The Lagos State Chairman of NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, and his RTEAN counterpart, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, made the plea in Lagos.

Agbede, who urged members of the union to adhere to traffic laws in the state, said obeying traffic laws was to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers.

“We have spent a lot of money on print and electronic media to educate members on the need to obey traffic laws in their operations.

On his part, Muhammed said that the association had embarked on awareness programme for members of the union to adhere to traffic laws.

The RTEAN boss urged passengers to also caution drivers whenever they flout traffic regulations.

“We also have jingles instructing members to comply with all directives in the interest of all.

“We have established a task force across the state to support us in enforcement.

Agbede, who expressed support for the newly introduced mobile courts for traffic offenders, said “compliance would improve after a traffic offender experiences delay and is unable to earn his projected daily income.’’

The NURTW boss said that the union had begun public enlightenment campaign for commercial bus drivers across major parks on the mobile courts.

“We also displayed billboards and banners at strategic places to remind drivers and Okada riders of the Do’s and Don’ts of the state traffic law,” he said.

Agbede, added that the union would intensify efforts to discourage the sale of alcohol at motor parks.

“All road users, not only the commercial vehicle operators, should obey the law because the road signs are there.

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