Nnamani warns councils against undue harassment of transporters
March 13,2006
Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has directed local government council Chairmen in the state to desist from undue harassment of members of road transport workers and mass transit operators in their areas.

Governor Nnamani gave the directive during a meeting he held with members of the state branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and the Association of Mass Transit Operators at the Government House.

The Governor said that government would want the council chairmen and road transport operators to work harmoniously and collaborate with each other in the best interest of the people and growth of the state economy.

The State Chief Executive, who described members of the union as one of the driving forces of the state economy, told them that the meeting was arranged to thank them their support to his administration and contributions they made to the growth of the economy and also get a feedback on the impact of government programmes on them.

He told them that government will continue to give them their due recognition in the scheme of things as partners in progress, adding that in future their members will be considered for more political appointments at the local government levels as well as other areas in the State.
The Governor requested that they should go back to their areas, mobilize their people and ensure that their structures were maintained.

Governor Nnamani promised to look into their request for vehicle revolving loan to enable them purchase vehicles for commercial purposes as a way to assist them in their transport business.


Earlier in his speech the State Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chief Godwin Edeh thanked the Governor for his good works in the state, especially in the areas of road construction and maintenance.

Chief Edeh pointed out that since the assumption of office of the Governor the amount which they spent on repair of their tyres and shock absorbers had reduced because of the attention given to road maintenance and rehabilitation in the state.

The Union Chairman commended the Governor for giving them a sense of belonging in his administration, adding that a good number of their members had benefited by way of appointment, pilgrimage to the Holy Land, among others.

He therefore pledged their continued support to the administration of Governor Nnamani and to ensure that the union contributes its quota to the economy of the state.

Also the Chairman of the Enugu State Branch of the Association of Mass Transit Operators, Chief Gregory Inyaba in his speech, recounted the landmark achievements of the Governor in the state and assured him of their total support at all times.

Chief Inyaba described Governor Nnamani as a leader with vision who has shown much interest in the affairs of all irrespective of status in the society.

He appealed to the Governor to consider soft loan to their members to enable them purchase vehicles for their commercial business and also to call to order some officials the local government who chase about their members in their lawful business.

Chief Inyaba also appealed to the Governor to consider their members who are qualified for election as council chairmen and councilors in the local government areas.

More than fifty branches of the two unions operating in the state attended the meeting.

 


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