Acting General Secretary of the union, Mr Kabiru Yau, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria those responsible for the increase cost of transportation are the vehicle owners not the union.
Yau was reacting to an earlier publication in the media where the union requested for government ‘s support in the form of Transport Subsidy or it will increase the cost of transport.
NAN reports that the COVID-19 guidelines by the government required commercial vehicles to carry fewer passengers than normal on each trip, thereby reducing the income of the motorist.
“Following an earlier statement that we (NURTW) will increase transport cost due to the Coronavirus guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“I wish to state that the NURTW is a workers union that has the interest of Nigeria and the general public at heart.
“ It is not our intention or in our place to increase the cost of transportation in the country. The car owners are the ones saddled with that responsibility.
“ The union will continue to do everything within its power to ensure the peace and safety of travellers and Nigerians,” Yau added.