Today is Christmas and as is customary, President Muhammadu Buhari…
The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is one of the biggest and most well-known unions in Nigeria. However, over the years it has gained a high degree of notoriety based on the activities of some of its members leading to deaths and destruction of property.
The top level leadership of the union have always insisted that they do not subscribe to violence and thuggery.
Perhaps to address this negative trend, the union on its Facebook account made the following post to inform members on what it takes to be a good NURTW member who does the right thing to promote ‘Up National’.
GOOD NURTW MEMBER
Good nurtw member is a union developer. Good member programs their daily life activities for the benefits of other. Good state chairman,branch chairman and unit chairman can share their experiences and knowledge with new members. Good member respect the union constitutions,we respect our country nigeria,we respect her national anthem and other symbols,we give our vote, encourage our member to vote, work for the country not for political parties, we help to protect environment and ensure safety of our passengers.
So, whether or not you are a member, you know what the union expects from its members and can educate the erring ones at the risk of a broken limb or two though (Unfortunately, we cannot say we are joking). However, you can try, after all, they are people just like you.