The Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has requested the commerce unions of business drivers within the state to at all times be security aware of their varied parks within the state.
The governor mentioned drivers in parks had been required to test passengers’ and passengers’ baggage earlier than boarding their automobiles as a part of safety measures.
He presided over a two-day coaching course organized by the State Ministry of Transport along side Excessive Level Nigeria Restricted, for the Board and Members of the State Division of the Highway Transport Employers Affiliation of Nigeria, held on Oba Ile within the state’s Akure North Native Authorities Space, on Tuesday.
Akeredolu, who was represented on the occasion by his particular adviser on transportation, Tobi Ogunleye, mentioned the coaching was to make members of the affiliation conscious of the protection and safety of their passengers on the away in gentle of the nation’s latest safety challenges.
He mentioned, “We want a tradition of empathy. You will have the best to test a great deal of your passengers in parks; it’s good to know your passengers. We would like you to cooperate with Amotekun; we wish you to be a part of safety and surveillance within the combat towards insecurity on this state.”
He additionally warned car inspection officers throughout the state to chorus from extorting motorists on the highway, saying that the present authorities within the state “has no tolerance by any means for corruption”.
In his feedback, the commander of the state’s Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, additionally urged the business drivers to help the Corps within the combat towards insecurity within the state.
Represented by the Chief of Operations and Surveillance of the Corps, Mr. Adebayo Ayeni, the chief of Amotekun, mentioned it was mandatory for drivers to test passengers’ baggage in parks. He additionally warned them to put in closed-circuit tv of their parks as a part of the safety measures.
“Be security aware when touring on the highway. When passengers come to your parks, make sure you test their masses and for those who see anybody hiding something suspicious underneath their clothes, notify us shortly. Additionally, be sure you have cameras put in in your parks to watch folks’s actions,” he lamented.
In his keynote tackle, the pinnacle of state, Mr. Kayode Ogundele, mentioned that the drivers must be extra security aware whereas on the highway.
The HoS mentioned: “You all agree with me that the nation’s security challenges usually are not simply associated to 1 mode of transport or the opposite, however that additionally it is an vital medium to keep up them.
“Consequently, our drivers and riders should be extra security aware as many of those evil males use business automobiles to hold out their evil plans. With this remark, I need to urge all of us to be extra security aware, which is likely one of the subjects that can be addressed all through the course of this coaching program.”