Easter: RTEAN pleads with members to obey traffic rules

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 | By publisher


Road Transport Employers Association Nigeria (RTEAN) on Thursday, pleaded with all motorists and members to obey traffic rules during the Easter season.

National President of the Association, Mr Osakpamwan Eriyo, made the appeal in his Easter message at a news conference in Abuja.

Eriyo said the plea was to all motorists and road users to obey traffic laws and road signs, and not just commercial vehicle operators.

He said failure to obey simple traffic rules was the cause of majority of road crashes that were being experienced on Nigerian roads.

“We have spent a lot of money on print and electronic media to educate members on the need to obey traffic laws in their operations.

“We also have jingles instructing members to comply with all directives in the interest of all; and so we have established a task force across states to support us with enforcement.

“If all of us obey traffic laws, even with the poor condition of roads, we will be safe and everyone will get to his or her destination safely,” he said.

The RTEAN president called on Christians to imbibe the virtue of selfless service in commemoration of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

“As the Christian faithful celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary, I urge everyone to take this opportunity to reflect on the significance of this day, the solemnity of selfless service and the passion for the down trodden.

“As we go about activities to mark this day, we should not forget to make sacrifices for the development of our nation. This is necessary to set Nigeria on the path of progress.

“Good Friday brings to the fore, the love of Christ for mankind for which He gave His life. So also should we remember to be our brother’s keeper, upholding the spirit of togetherness and sacrifice for the greater good.

“The spirit of sacrifice as exemplified by Jesus Christ, who offered Himself for mankind on the cross of Calvary, should be a lesson for all Christians.

“Genuine love for humanity can only be expressed when we take the teachings and examples of Christ to heart,” he said.

Eriyo wished all Christian members of the association “a refreshing, but moderate Easter celebration’’. (NAN)

– Apr. 19, 2019 @ 09:35 GMT |