By: Oluwatosin Adesola
Angry members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN ) in Odigbo and Ore axis of Ondo state today staged a peaceful protest over what they described Total Marginalization by the Sunshine Travels Company.
SUNSHINETRUTH observed that, armed with different inscriptions, the protesting drivers lamented that operations of Sunshine Travels Company launched recently by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Speaking on the levels of marginalisation by the Sunshine Travels Company, one of the State Executives of the NURTW, Comrade Odudu Ademola said since Sunshine Travels has been Incorporated with Peace Mass Transit Company, members of the two affected associations have been finding its difficult to fend for themselves and payment of their hired purchased vehicles have not been made easy as some of their means of livelihoods have been blocked.
Comrade who emphasized on poor conditions of his members stressed the two road users’ unions have been trying their to make life bearable for jobless members since six months ago
Also speaking, the RTEAN General Chairman Ore Chapter, Mr. Mukaila Abdulsalam said since the inception of APC administration in the state they are the products of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Mrs. Mukaila Abdulsalam pointed out that the establishment and affiliation of sunshine Travels with Peace Mass Transit Company is a good development but not to cause burdens to their members.
The two unions however urged Ondo State Government and Ministry of Transport to provide its workers with vehicles in order to fix those of its members in order to prevent them not involve in banditry, kidnapping and other devilish acts.
Across sessions of protesters however appealed to Governor Ondo State Government to help intervene in the matter, assured Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN of victory in forthcoming October 10 governorship poll in the state as all hands has been on desk to vote enmass for APC in order to make the good works continue.