The National Union of Road Transport Workers has said that they are in support of the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
This was contained in a press statement made available to the newsmen and signed by the National President, NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, and the union’s Secretary General, Asogwa Chukwudi,
The union, however, urged the people of the country to support the administration of Tinubu and also commended what it called the “progressive policy directions” of the present administration since its inauguration on May 29.
“We, the members of the NURTW, are solidly behind this administration and will always give our contributions and suggestions to ensure the building of a strong and prosperous nation.
“We also encourage all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with this government to support the progressive policy direction of this administration as our country is definitely on the path of recovery and prosperity,” the statement said.
The union went ahead to state that the challenges facing the country at the moment were not unknown to them. As such, they believe President Tinubu had both the capacity and capability to turn around the fortunes of the nation and deliver on his campaign promises.
“Needless to say is our decision to support the removal of subsidy on premium motor spirit, unification and floating of the naira, suspension of the multiple taxation, opening of our borders for vehicle importations, the higher institution’s students’ loan scheme, and a host of others which are already setting the pace and policy directions of this administration.
“We are not unaware of the hardships some of these initiatives are bringing, but we are persuaded that the pains will be short-lived and the decisions are for the corporate existence of our nation,” the statement added.
“In light of this, we call on all transport union members to show more compassion in our transportation pricing so as not to over-burden our people.
“This is a time where we all must make sacrifices for a better tomorrow and join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to achieve his renewed hope agenda for the nation,” Baruwa stated.