Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday met with members of Ekiti State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at the union’s secretariat along Ijan road in Ado-Ekiti.
Welcoming the governor into the union’s fully packed hall, the state Chairman, Mr. Clement Adekola thanked Mr. Fayose for always standing by them, assuring the governor of the union’s loyalty.
Adekola who assured the governor that his tenure will be violence free promised to be the first NURTW chairman for whom a sent forth ceremony will be conducted saying he didn’t assume office via violence and won’t leave through violence.
Governor Fayose in his address tendered unreserved apology for unavoidably missing out during the swearing in ceremony of the union’s Exco, he however ordered a “re-do”, an elaborate one in which the national chairman will be present.
Governor Fayose who said the country will only progress if the leaders will humble themselves and come down to the level of the people they govern described driving as a noble profession. “I am in your hands, my own governance is about you, whether they call me driver, senior driver or former driver, that is their own cup of tea.
“Driving is a noble profession, if you don’t need a driver, you can use your legs, if you don’t like drivers, you can climb okada, I am not going to be that governor who is celebrated all over the world and not celebrated at home, I want to remain with you in and out of office “, Governor Fayose said.
Promising to support the union, the governor asked for more time within which he’ll make buses available for them, he went ahead to approve a #5m revolving loan for the drivers’ spouses as requested by the members through the chairman to the admiration of all.
Warning that no one is above the law, governor Fayose urged drivers to be law abiding so as to avoid having issues with law enforcement officers, he later promised the two transport unions in the state one brand new bus each if they mark a year free of violence.
Friday, September 21 2018, 10:41 am