NURTW members ask for time to get acquainted with Lagos traffic laws


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NURTW, Lagos state chapter has asked for more time to educate members on traffic laws and also assured the new government of compliance to state traffic laws. See their reasons below!

The Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has assured the Lagos State Government that its members will obey traffic laws while on the road.

The chairman of NURTW, Mr.Tajudeen Agbede, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. Howbeit, Mr. Agbede, pleaded that the union should be given more time to call members to order and educate them, with regards to Lagos State traffic law.

Reports reaching Naijauto say Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the new Governor of Lagos state, signed his first executive order on traffic management, public works and indiscriminate dumping of refuse a day after he was inaugurated. He made emphasis on the need for Lagos residents to comply with the executive order.

A charge was given to the Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to apprehend motorists who disobey traffic laws and also penalize them regardless of their status. Mr.Agbede said, 

"We are law-abiding citizens but we want to plead with the government to give us time to call our members to order.

We are in support of the government of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, but we plead that the government should always carry the unions along while making traffic laws.

We also believe that any law the government makes is in the interest of its citizens."

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Lagosians used to call on a state-wide ban on NURTW

The NURTW chairman urged his members to strictly adhere to all traffic laws instituted by the state government. He also went ahead to advise the union members to always have a valid driving license and vehicle particulars, adding that they were their qualifications to ply Lagos roads.

He said,

"Commuters intending to board commercial motorcycles must always demand crash helmets before boarding.

They must also refuse the riders from carrying more than one passenger during a trip."

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