NURTW Boss Lauds Aregbesola On Roads

By Ismail Kolapo

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Olorunda Local Government, Mr. Amuda Jimoh has commended the state government on the construction of Osogbo to Ikirun/Ila-Odo dual-carriage way.

He stated this in a chat with OsunDefender in Osogbo on Sunday.

Mr Jimoh expressed gratitude to Governor Rauf Aregbesola for transforming roads which has aided transportation in Osun.

The Transport Union boss urged the Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to assist the state government of Osun on the project to meet the target of the dual carriage way that is expected to terminate at the Kwara state boundary.

He said the reconstruction and upgrade of the road has reduced the stress of travelling to Ikirun, Iree, Eripa, Otan-Ayegbaju, Ila as well as towns and cities outside the state.

His words “From Osogbo to Ikirun and Iree before now, we spend almost two hours on the journey because the condition of the road then was very bad and we needed to manage our vehicles. But now from Osogbo to Iree is an hour as there is nothing like traffic, gallops and unnecessary faults developed by our buses.”

Mr Jimoh urged transport workers to renew necessary documents as and when due, up to date hackney permit as well as drivers’ license to complement the laudable work of the government.

He urged members of the NURTW to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards to have the opportunity to vote for the continuity of good governance in the forthcoming governorship election.

“We pray for good successor after Aregbesola administration to continue with good governance.”

Festive Season: Police Meet NURTW, RTEAN Chairmen In Osun

By Nafisat Adeoye

As the festive period approaches, the Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Mr Adeoye Olafimihan has urged drivers in the State to keep to the etiquettes of the job.

He implored the drivers not to drive while drunk or while on drug, saying the festive period should be without any rancour.

CP Olafimihan said this during a meeting with the chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Mr Folorunso Olalekan and chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Alhaji Olajiire Purpose at his office.

According to Olafimihan, the meeting was to ensure a good relationship between the two unions and to ensure drivers drive safely especially during the festive period.

In their separate addresses, the chairmen thanked the State Government under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Commissioner of Police who they described as a man of impeccable character.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mr Tope Adejumo who was also at the event, urged the residents of the state to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the police.

He also urged the residents to pay their taxes as this would enable the Government continue its developmental projects.

Meanwhile, the police also had a peace meeting with the herdsmen and farmers in the state.

During the meeting, CP Olafimihan urged representatives of the herdsmen present to prevail on others not to graze into farms, adding that the herdsmen shouldn’t allow children to lead the cows about as they may be not able to control them.