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N10bn relief fund to be disbursed to road transport subsector

Minister of State, Transportation, Sen.Gbemisola Saraki with Executives of the NURTW in her office in Abuja, on Thursday, September 10

Ministry of Transportation has constituted a committee to draw up guidelines for the disbursement of a N10bn fund for road transport operators subsector.

The Minister, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, disclosed this on Thursday when a former President of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Najumdeen Yasin, and the current President, Prof. Tajudeen Ibikunle Lawal, visited her in Abuja.

Senator Saraki said members of the committee were drawn from the Ministry and other stakeholders in the transportation sector.

While congratulating the new President of NURTW on his election, she pointed out that the tasks before him was daunting but not insurmountable.

She commended their perseverance during the COVID19 lockdown despite a disruption of their livelihood.

Alhaji Najumdeen Yasin, said that the purpose of their visit was to officially present to her the new National President of the Union as well advise her to disregard numerous associations posing as representatives of road transport workers and operators.

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