Gov. Abdulrazaq charges transporters on Security

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has charged transporters on the importance of security consciousness, stressing that the transportation sector holds vital ace in tackling insecurity in the society.

Gov. Abdulrazaq made this submission while addressing attendees at capacity building training organised for Kwara State transporters, emphasises the pivotal role the transportation sector plays in the society, stressing that the government will always partner the various transport unions, towards ensuring a better deal for all.

The training which was organised by the Special Assistant on Transportation in conjunction with the Kwara State owned International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) held at the Kwara State Banquet Hall, yesterday.

The Governor, represented by Special Adviser, Special Duties Alh. Abdulrazaq Jiddah, said “We appreciate the pivotal role, you transporters play in facilitating movement of services and goods, thus facilitating economic and social interactions within the State and beyond.

“However, while playing this important function, we must prioritise safety of lives and properties, over and above every other considerations.

“Overloading, over speeding, drunk-driving etc must be totally mapped out. We appreciate the support you’ve been given to the government, we enjoin you to continue to collaborate with us, towards serving you and the generality of Kwarans better.

Speaking on the rationale for organising the training, Special Assistant to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Orire Ibrahim Olanrewaju while stressing the importance of safety consciousness said “Today, We’ve in collaboration with IVTEC and relevant stakeholders trained no fewer than 3000 transporters today, ranking from tricycle riders, intra and interstate commuters among others.

“We’re out to sanitise the Kwara roads, want to stamp out human induced road accidents, while also leveraging on the reach of commercial transportation to enhance security of lives and properties in and around Kwara State” he added.

The event which had in attendance several dignitaries including GM KWASIPP, Hon. Abdulwasiu Olayinka Tejjidini, Transport Union representatives, relevant Security Agencies among others.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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