The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has indicated its readiness to partner with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to educate commercial bus drivers on the importance of obeying existing traffic laws in the state.
According to the Chairman of the Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye, during a meeting with the State Executives and Branch Heads of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Agege, “If we are to eliminate friction between commercial bus drivers in Lagos State and the Enforcement Team of Lagos Taskforce, we must be ready to educate willing union members on what constitutes obstruction, driving against traffic, and driving on BRT Lane”.
CSP Jejeloye also mentioned that the training would also engage other relevant government agencies. He also emphasized that the task force has created a monitoring team to monitor its operatives and to also arrest those impersonating operatives of the agency to extort motorists and road users.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NUTRW), Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, implored his members to cooperate with the operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce, urging them not to pick commuters at places that are not designated as bus stops, avoid traffic obstruction, and avoid driving on BRT lanes or against traffic.
He also urged the branch leaders to put mechanisms in place to ensure that union members are educated and enlightened on traffic rules and regulations in the State while being considerate to other roads users.