THE president of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa has portrayed as lies and unsubstantiated the rumors flying around that the union, NURTW generates a whopping N123.8 billion annually. The NURTW boss made the announcement in a chat with journalists in Abuja over the weekend.
It would be recalled that The International Center for Investigative report, ICIR, had last year alleged that the union generates about N123.8 billion yearly which could service the budgets of Nasarawa, Niger and Yobe states
Responding to the report, The NURTW president expressed shock that some people in the name of a moribund NGO could be giving out lies to misinform the public.
Baruwa dared the so called NGO to come out with data and statistics on how they arrived at the said figure (123.8 billion,)
He said “It is unfortunate that some armchair NGO will just sit down somewhere and manufacture figures to confuse the people. I challenge them to come out with proof of how they arrived at that figure. It is rather unfortunate too that majority now believe their fabricated stories”
He said that NURTW is the largest employer of labor after the federal government , with its members in every local government in Nigeria.
He said “it is the responsibility of the union to cater for the welfare and interest of its members and appealed to journalists and media houses to disregard the said report as there is no iota of truth in it”.