Friday, 24 March 2017

Anambra 2017: Nurtw to Deploy 10,000, Volunteers Workers

By Okechukwu Onuegbu
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The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Anambra state council says it has concluded plans to deploy over 10,000 ad-hoc workers to cover the 2017 Nov. 18 Governorship election.

The Anambra State branch Chairman of NURTW, Augustine Udeozor, who disclosed this in an interview with News48hour.com, explained that they were duty bound to complement the works of security agents and INEC staff to ensuring free, fair and credible election.

Udeozor hinted that, “Our National president, Alhaji Najimoh Usuman Yarsin has made it compulsory for us to actively participate in the conduct of elections in Nigeria especially in motor parks where were we have control. Our ad-hoc volunteers workers would be accredited by the INEC and deployed all over the 326 electoral wards in Anambra state particularly in the motor parks.

 “Although our union has not taken over operations in motor parks as ruled by the recent court judgment, all those working in motor parks are members of National Union by adoption”.

An Awka High court presided over by justice  P.A. Onyefulu had in its recent judgment restrained the state government, its agents, servants, primes, workmen and cohorts from treating the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers as a body jointly prohibited or outlawed in the state.

The court further directed the NAURTW to operate under the provision of Section 40, Law No 12 of 2005 Anambra state, and park administration and management park Law of 2005 which repealed the Law No 6 of 2000 that prohibited NAURTW from operating in the state.



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