Unions Will Disburse N10bn Transport Palliative – FG
Only duly registered road transport unions will be considered under the N10bn intervention fund for road transport workers and operators, the Federal Government said on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, said this when the National President, National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association, Sani Hassan, led members of the association to visit the minister in Abuja.
She charged the executive council of the association to ensure that their members were duly registered as only properly registered road transporters would be considered for the palliative.
Saraki called for synergy among transport stakeholders and assured the delegation of the Federal Government’s commitment to assisting the unions to instill sanity in the sector.
“This will be through a regulatory framework that the ministry is coming up with,” Saraki stated.
She noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had necessitated the need for contact tracing of passengers as normalcy was gradually being restored across the country.
Hassan urged the minister to give keke and okada operators/owners special consideration in the disbursement of the intervention fund.