Labour minister lauds NURTW, says road transport pivotal to Nigerian economy

Labour minister lauds NURTW, says road transport pivotal to Nigerian economy
January 15 20:48 2016

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has commended the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for its immense contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy, describing road transport as pivotal.

The minister gave the commendation in Abuja when the NURTW executive led by its President, Alhaji Najeem Yasin paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

He said road transport wass a necessary tonic to the economic development of Nigeria which the Federal Government cannot afford to neglect.

While thanking the union for condoling him on the death of his father, late Pa Akunnia Pius Okonkwo Ngige, the minister charged the executive members of the union to be diligent and dutiful in running the affairs of the union to sustain the industrial harmony being enjoyed in the industry.

In his remarks, the President of NURTW, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin said the union would explore areas of mutual interest that could have positive impact on the long existing cordial relationship between it and the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

He said nion was happy with the policies and programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that are aimed at improving the welfare of Nigerians.

He said the union has confidence in the President’s ability to transform the country beyond the expectations of Nigerians.