The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Gombe State Chapter, has urged its members to always obey traffic rules and regulations in order to reduce road accidents.
The state chairman of the union, Alhaji Ibrahim Bala, made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday.
“They should always follow traffic rules and regulations so as to reduce road crashes, protect lives and property, more especially as the festive season approaches,” he said.
He said that the union had earlier made efforts by sensitising members of the branch offices on the need for them to always obey traffic rules and regulations.
“We have discussed with the branch chairmen, their secretaries and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the way forward to make sure that we do not record more accidents this season,” he said.
He lauded the FRSC officials and Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) for their tireless efforts in sensitising the members of the union to ensure safe driving.
Bala also lauded the Federal Government for rehabilitating roads across the country.
He said that the rehabilitation of roads would help to reduce road crashes to the barest minimum not only in the state but the country in general.