NURTW to in­stall CCTV in La­gos mo­tor parks

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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)

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