By Ibrabim Jagaba
A delagation of the chieftaincy council of Arewa community Alimosho local government, Lagos, led by the chairman and sarki overall of the LGA, HRH Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Kuraja, paid a working visit to the Lagos state chairman of the national union of road transport workers (NURTW), Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC OLUOMO) at the Lagos state secretariat of the union in agege, during which, sundry common interests issues were discussed.
A central and compelling issue discussed was the common enemy (corona virus) currently bedevilling the entire world and ways through which the chieftaincy council can effectively partner with NURTW Lagos in augmenting the efforts of the Lagos state government to negate the rising incidences and eventual neutralization of the pandemic.
It is instructive to state that, the Arewa community members form a strategic block amongst shuttle operators in the NURTW and Lagos state, thus, making the parley highly necessary as we jointly lend our support to the state in the fight that spares no lagosian, whomsoever.
The deliberations were immensely incisive and included the importance of the traditional institution’s all important role in driving the message of the state government regarding lawful operations allowable in the transport sector of the state.
The royal father, assured the chairman of the Lagos state council of the NURTW of full cooperation through regular dissemination of latest developments and pronouncements by the state on legality or otherwise of the operability of respective transport medium.
Concluding sarki Ahmed, acknowledged MC OLUOMO’s shrewdness in the affairs of the union and prayed for the repose of his late mother’s soul, while, comforting him for the irreparable loss.
In response, Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, who was in company of his lieutenants for the meeting, thanked the leadership of the chieftaincy council for deeming it fit to partner with the union in the affairs of the state and declared full readiness to work with the traditional institution to support the greater Lagos project