NURTWNational Union of Road Transport Workers (Nigeria)
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According to INEC's Ebonyi State Resident commissioner, Professor Obioma, at a meeting attended by representatives of the 29 branches of the state National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and INEC officials in Abakaliki, the state capital,'INEC will enter into strategic partnership with NURTW to ensure an effective distribution of materials and personnel ahead of the 2019 elections.
Reacting, the national president of YVAN, Mr Temitope Oladimeji, in a statement he issued and personally signed and made available to the Nigerian Tribune, said it was believed that such partnership constituted an unholy alliance between INEC and NURTW as the former was supposed to be an independent electoral agency that should have its own means of transportation and distribution of voting materials in Nigeria, which must have been captured in the budget preparation for the forthcoming election.
The REC told members of the NURTW that the meeting was to enable the Commission to embark on early transportation planning.
Oyo NURTW boss, Fele, debunks death rumour, says 'I'm alive and kicking'
The suspect also told newsmen that Olorunwa contracted him to kill the Idumota branch chairman of the union, Mr Kunle Polly because the former union leader accused Polly of denying him his dues as a former NURTW boss in the state.
The police in the state also on Friday paraded along with the suspect, the ex- NURTW boss, Olorunwa and some other suspected armed robbers and murderers before newsmen at the state command headquarters, Ikeja.
The NURTW is happy to endorse the toll fare review.
With NURTW seeing them as trainee drivers, its leadership under Agbede turned down the 'autonomy' being sought by the conductors, telling them instead to wait until they become full-fledged drivers and simply join the NURTW.
According to the release, Alhaji Oluwa noted that although the toll fare review by LCC was unavoidable, the NURTW was glad to know that LCC took their advice for a minimal increment on toll fare from N80 to N100 (N90 for eTag users) for commercial transport buses plying the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Edgal, while urging members of the NURTW in Lagos Island to comply with the directive, said that government would not hesitate to totally proscribe all union activities if members continue to disturb the peace in the area.
Obioma, who described NURTW as a critical stakeholder, said effective collaboration with the union was needed to ensure successful movement of men and materials.
They hardly steal our trailers because it would not be useful for them in the bushes,' said a top official of the NURTW.
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