The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. ?Dr. Ali Ahmad has
said that the 8th Assembly would do everything possible to rid the
state of illegal motor parks and garages.
He made the pledge in
his remarks while addressing members of the National Union of Road
Transport Workers (NURTW) led by its National President, Alhaji Najim
Yasin on a courtesy visit to his office recently.
To achieve this, Ahmad explained that the legislature would soon find
means to ?amend the existing State Laws prohibiting illegal motor parks
This, Ahmad noted became imperative particularly as
the President of the union is a Kwaran, adding that importantly such
step would serve as model for other states of the federation to emulate.
The Speaker who lauded the union described it as one of the most organised, recognised and united associations in the country.
He acknowledged Yasin's efforts ?in sanitising the union and rid it off
crisis, stressing that since his emergence at the helm of NURTW
affairs, peace has continued to reign in the association because of his
ingenuity and as a grassroots person.
?Ahmad stated that the
President has always made Kwara proud and has been a source of
inspiration for NURTW members as well other Kwarans to emulate.
Earlier, the union's President, Alhaji Najim Yasin had appealed to the
legislature to assist look into the issue of illegal motor parks, which
he said has ?continued to spring up in the nooks and crannies of the
He enjoined the legislature to enact laws that would ban
illegal motor parks and garages and as well impose stiff penalties on
those found guilty.
Yasin thanked both Kwara State Government and
State House of Assembly ?for their unalloyed support and cooperation
over the years.