NURTW to install CCTV in Lagos motor parks
The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State chapter, said yesterday that it would install Circuit Camera Televisions (CCTV) to strengthen security in its motor parks.
The state’s chairman of the union, Mr Tajudeen Agbede, told newsmen in Lagos that security officers would also be appointed for the parks.
Agbede spoke against the backdrop of the recent bomb explosion at Nyanya Motor Park in Abuja, which claimed several lives and property.
He said the union has agreed to appoint a chief security officer in each of its units across the state to beef up security so as to prevent such experience in Lagos.
“We have agreed to install circuit camera televisions (CCTVs) in every park in the state to ensure that we capture everything that is going on in our parks. We also agreed to appoint a chief security officer in all units who will go for security training at a government appointed centre. We will ensure that we fence our parks with wiring and provide electricity to enhance security,’’ the NURTW chairman said.
Agbede said the state’s security committee in conjunction with the union would be visiting parks to ensure compliance with the plan.
He said: “Already we have metal detectors, but we still need to do more to beef up security so as to prevent loss of lives and property in our motor parks.’’
The union leader said it was compulsory for members to comply with the directive, warning that the government has threatened to take over any park that fails to comply.
“As we pray for protection against insurgency, we must take action on our part to guard against them,’’ he said. (NAN)