Ekiti approves N5m revolving loan for drivers’ spouses

Ekiti State Govern­ment has approved a five million naira revolving loan for wives of drivers in the state.
The approval followed the request by members of the National Union of Road Transport Work­ers (NURTW) in the state to improve the qual­ity of lives of their wives through boosting their economic activities.
The governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, during a meeting in Ado Ekiti with NURTW members prom­ised a bus each for NURTW and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state if they marked a year free of violence.

While cautioning the drivers that no one was above the law, the governor urged them to be law-abiding to avoid having is­sues with law enforcement officers.
He told the new NURTW leadership in the state that Nigeria would only prog­ress if the leaders hum­bled themselves and came down to the level of the people they govern.
He described driving as a noble profession, saying: “Driving is a noble profes­sion, if you don’t need a driver, you can use your legs, if you don’t like driv­ers, you can climb on oka­da, I am not going to be that governor who is celebrated all over the world and not celebrated at home, I want to remain with you in and out of office.”
NURTW state Chair­man, Mr Clement Adekola assured the governor of the union’s cooperation and promised that his tenure would be violence free.

Source: Today