Mr. Tajudeen Agbede the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Lagos Chapter on Wednesday appealed to the Lagos State Government to carry its leadership along with its proposed plan to relocate some motor parks from their present sites to anther place.
Agbede said that the union said several letters had been written in the past to the state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Olanrewaju Elegushi on the need for both to communicate on the matter.
He disclosed that the union told the government that it was important for the state government to always inform the union’s officials on it’s policy formulation and implementation for the convenience of commuters in the state.
“We wrote the government that before relocating and diverting our member’s activities from one park to another, the government should dialogue with us on the possible alternative location being proposed as motor parks.
“Such dialogue will afford us the opportunity to ascertain whether they are suitable for our members and their intending passengers during the road constructions,” he said
Agbaje lauded the state government for carrying along the union when it wanted to reconstruct Mosafejo-Oshodi and Yaba areas of the state.
“Our members have been operating well in areas allocated to them as motor parks without any complaints from them there.”
The NURTW chairman urged intending passengers to use the alternative parks provided by the government rather than patronising illegal and roadside parks for their safety and security.
“When you patronise designated parks, the advantage outweighs the disadvantage,” he said.
He also advised passengers to always fill the manifest correctly before embarking on any journey.
The state government relocated four parks to Mosafejo, Mushin, Odi-Olowo, and Oshodi from their former locations.