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2023: NURTW Appoints Coordinators In Four States For Election Logistics




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The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has revealed that coordinators have been appointed in the four states where its operation has been banned.

The transport union, in a letter written to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said it has appointed coordinators in Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states to arrange transportation of polling materials and personnel for the forthcoming polls.

Naija News learnt that the General Secretary of NURTW, Kabiru Ado Yau, in the letter named the appointed coordinators in the four states as Rafiu Olohunwa, Oluwatoyin Olaoye, Rauf Fakorede and Abideen Olajide for Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states, respectively.

The union said the coordinators would be in charge of the organisation of drivers on wheels for the exercise.

The NURTW also listed, in the letter, 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 partly reads: ”I am pleased to inform your good self that the Union’s leadership has appointed coordinators to be responsible for monitoring and supervising 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.”

Naija News recalls that the union’s action was a sequel to the meeting held on January 31 with the INEC boss where an MoU with the leadership of the NURTW and the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) was signed.

The transport unions as agreed are responsible for the transportation of election officials and ballot papers to polling units on election day.

The INEC chairman at the meeting had admonished that members of the transport union that would be working with INEC have to be neutral.