The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State chapter, has disclosed plans to use bomb detectors.
According to Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, the chairman, all units and branches have been directed to check luggage and passengers before embarking on journeys.
“Our union is advising members to intensity the use of bomb detectors in checking passengers’ luggage before embarking on a journey.
A monitoring team of our union will commence monitoring to ensure that all units and branches start the use of the detectors.
Any unit that is found wanting will face serious disciplinary actions. If any unit does not have, let such go and buy for the security of the people.
Units that do not have functional bomb detectors should buy one; the security of lives and properties of passengers and drivers is important to us,’’ he said.
He called on passengers to put their safety before the cost.
“Many commuters these days prefer kabukabu (illegal operators) than to go to parks.
Passengers may think there is wisdom in what they are doing. This is not safe although it may appear cheaper.
Everyone should prioritise safety above costs,’’ he said.
“NURTW has decided to penalise any of its members found either overloading or speeding on our highways and this we shall implement to the latter”, the Chairman, NURTW Plateau Central Zone, Mr Victor Dimka, said.