The Federal Ministry of Transportation says that it is launching a committee to draw guidelines for the disbursement of a N10 billion palliative fund for road transport operators and workers. This was announced on its official website.
The honorable Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, received a courtesy visit from the incumbent National President, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Prof. Tajudeen Ibikunle Lawal and immediate past National President, Alhaji Najumdeen Yasin. She urged the unions to interface towards having one recognized body that the Ministry could directly deal with so that the disbursement could be implemented quickly.
She seized the chance to congratulate the newly elected President of NURTW, urging him to steer the affairs of the union in the right direction, while also praising the unions for their perseverance during the lockdown.
In his remarks, Prof. Tajudeen disclosed that the NURTW members suffered from the lockdown and hoped that a larger part of the palliative would be availed to them.