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CNPP flays federal task force in Lagos


THE Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Lagos State chapter, has condemned the introduction of the black uniformed men known as SURE-P Task Force officials to control traffic on federal highways in the state. 

   In a statement yesterday, the chairman of the group, Akinola Obadia, said the recent clash between officials of the SURE-P taskforce and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) over who has the right to control the highway is an attempt to cause chaos and unrest in the state. 

   According to him, “the SURE-P programme introduced by the Federal Government has been giving jobs to some Nigerians. In a state like Akwa Ibom, where the governor elaborately celebrated it, some unemployed youths underwent training in various disciplines and graduated, clothed with beautiful graduation gowns. 

   “They were given supply of different materials to establish in their different professions. This is a positive contribution to the labour market as opposed to what we observed in Lagos, where some youths were clothed with black uniform to cause confusion and chaos on our highways.”

   Obadia, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to call the management of SURE-P to order, by the immediate withdrawal of the men from Lagos highways.

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