'DON'T CAUSE ANOTHER CRISIS IN NIGERIA'
The Ekiti State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Prince Julius Jegede and his counterpart at the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, Olabiwonnu Joseph Rotimi have warned the Federal Road Safety Corps not to cause another crisis in Nigeria with its plan to change the vehicle plate numbers and driver's license.
Speaking to Daily Sun in their Ado-Ekiti offices in separate interviews, they condemned the decision, saying the Federal Government was beating about the bush on the issue of addressing security problem in Nigeria.
The NURTW chairman said there was no need to change the number plates because it was not by changing it that would prevent the Boko Haram sect from bombing and neither would it stop armed robbers from operating.
They both complained over increasing the price of number plates from N5,000 to N15,00 and the issuing of license from N3,000 to N10,000; to be renewed with N6,360, saying the increment was too high.
Presenting his point logically, Jegede said he had told Ekiti State Government the solution to the problem the FRSC complained of facing over the abuse of government official number plates about three weeks ago.
According to him, since the FRSC had discovered that local governments abused the use of the plates by selling them indiscriminately to people to make money, all the Federal Government had to do was to stop local governments from issuing it again.
The RTEAN chairman, who hold similar view with that of his NURTW said he did not know why those in government always thought of how to add to people's problem after they had promised to alleviate people's poverty and hardship.