NURTW bye-passes Oluomo, appoints coordinators for INEC

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Abuja, Feb. 10, 2023 – The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has appointed coordinators to arrange transportation for polling materials and personnel during the forthcoming general elections in Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states where its activities are banned.

in a letter to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the General Secretary of NURTW, Kabiru Ado Yau, said the the union had appointed the listed members as coordinators: Rafiu Olohunwa, Oluwatoyin Olaoye, Rauf Fakorede and Abideen Olajide for Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states, respectively.

They are to organise drivers on wheels for the exercise.

The NURTW also listed the names and contact details of all its officials who would facilitate the successful deployment of vehicles and monitor the prompt delivery of election materials and personnel in all states across the country.

The letter read: ”I am pleased to inform your good self that the Union’s leadership has appointed coordinators to be responsible for monitoring and supervision of the activities of our members to be engaged by the commission for its electoral activities at state and local government levels

“To achieve effective and efficient delivery of logistics, those engaged are to facilitate the successful deployment of vehicles as well as to monitor and assist the state councils they are assigned to.

“They are also required to lead a delegation of state officials to supervise the signing of any contractual agreement with INEC in respect of the 2023 general elections.”

Recall that INEC National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Jan. 31 met on MoU with the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on the transportation of election officials and ballot papers to polling units on election day.

At the consultative meeting, the INEC chairman reminded the unions, whose members are going to be conveying personnel and materials nationwide, on their obligation to neutrality.  (NAN)

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