NURTW boss warns drivers against recklessness during sallah

The Lagos State chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, has warned commercial drivers in the state to exercise caution during the end of Ramadan fasting festival, just as he told them not to panic over plans to change the colours of commercial buses in Lagos.

The chairman, equally tasked his men not to worry over the plan by the state government, stating that the state council under his leadership will do everything within its power to ensure that interests of drivers are protected

Meanwhile, Ahead of this year’s Eid- al- Fitr, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),  Mr Michael Akindele  has urged Muslim faithful and Lagos residents to be security and safety-cautious, during the public holiday to prevent disasters and emergencies that often occur during the festive period.

Akindele, gave the warning in a statement signed by the Public Affairs unit of the agency and a copy obtained by the Nigerian Tribune on Monday stating that the warning had become imperative to  prevent occurences, leading to unnecessary loss of lives and properties of the people.

LASEMA, assured residents of the readiness of its emergency responders, and security operatives in the state during the sallah break. To this end, he, said the state government have put down adequate measures to ensure that residents go about their activities in ease. Akindele also implored the residents to be more alert at large gathering of religious programmes, carnivals, clubs, event centres and restaurants. He gave out toll free emergency numbers 767 or 112 , stating that these could be made to any mobile telecommunication network in case of emergency.