NURTW urge members to shun political thuggery
The National President of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Najeem Usman Yasin, is appealing to members of the union not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Yasin made this known in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the official inauguration of the ultra-modern hall built by the leadership of the Ogun State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers.
Describing his members as professionals, Yasin urged the NURTW members to go and obtain their Permanent Voter’s Cards in order to enable them to vote for candidates of their choices.
On his part, the Ogun State chairman of the union, Akeem Adeosun, however, explained that the union decided to build the hall in order to serve as an alternative source of revenue, rather than solely depending on the daily sales of tickets at parks and garages across the state.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the inauguration, Ogun state Deputy Governor, Yetunde Onanuga, charged the union to continue to maintain the atmosphere of peace which the state has been enjoying for the past seven years.
Report by John Felix