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Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

Transporters want security agencies to help tame touts

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By Usman Shuaibu

The chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in charge of branch II, in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Adeniyi Adebowale, has urged various security agencies to support the union in taming out the touts, who are bent on extorting money from the motorists in the area.
Adebowale, who stated this while his speech during the swearing-in of the newly elected officials in Gwagwalada, Abuja also commended the Gwagwalada FRSC Unit Commander as well as Gwagwalada police DPO for the necessary assistance rendered to the union so far.
He pleaded with the executive members to join hands with him to move the park to the next level, while appreciating the long journey unit members as well as unit officers for their co-operation.
He, thanked the past leaders of the branch for their contributions towards the progress of the union during their tenure.
Speaking earlier, the state secretary of NURTW, Elder Oluabade Olagunju, said his administration would continue to support the long journey branch II in Gwagwalada any time of the day.
Olagunju advised the new. chairman to carry the traditional rulers as well as past leaders of the union along in the affairs of the things, urging the chairman to seek their advice always.
The state secretary appealed to the chairman to treat every member of the union equally irrespective of their tribal and religious inclinations.
The newly inaugurated officials include; Adeniyi Adebowale (chairman), Mohammed Musa (deputy chairman), Tanko Y. Sule (vice-chairman I), Temitope Farominiyi (vice-chairman II), Olakekan Jubril (secretary) and Ndatsu I. Mohammed (treasurer).
Others are; Gbenga Ismaila (assistant secretary), Peter Ashore (financial secretary), Saidu Adamu (auditor), Mallam Hassan Abdulkarerm (trustee I), Sunday Ajiga (trustee II), Kayode Idowu (trustee III); and Olasoji Olaleye (organizing secretary).

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