By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Worried by reports that some commercial drivers are yet to comply with the dusk to dawn curfew, the ondo state council of the National Union Road And Transport Workers, NURTW, has set up a special patrol to nab defaulters.
The state government had declared restriction movement between 7pm to 7am until further notice to checkmate spread of coronavirus pandemic, while the special taskforce was put in place to ensure the compliance.
The state NURTW Chairman, Mr Jacob Adebo (alias Idajo) said the dusk to dawn curfew came on the heels of uncontrollable movement of persons at night into the state with antendant security implications during this Covid-19 period.
He said he had summoned the leadership of the Union’s branches to compel them on the imperative of strict adherence.
while commending efforts of the state government in Containing Convid 19, Adebo promised to mobilise all drivers to provide necessary support.
Adebo said the Union has also set up a special patrol to complement goverment’s effort on compliance.
“We have set up a special patrol because our Unions across states respect one another. Any branch chairman who allows his members to flout the curfew will not find it funny because we are serious about this decision. I am however confident that our members will comply.”
The NURTW Chairman commended governor akeredolu for the various measures put in place to check the spread of corona virus
He appealed that efforts should be geared towards tackling the influx of people into the state through the waterways.
Adebo raised concerns about the conduct of policemen that will enforce the curfew stressed the need for professionalism on their part.