The Federal Government urged Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to collaborate with the National Agency for Mass Literacy to establish learning centres for hawkers as well as its members.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, made the call at the 10th National Delegates Conference, Abuja 2023 of RTEAN, held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, in Abuja.
Tallen commended the National President of RTEAN, Dr Musa Maitakobi, for protecting passengers against touts, thugs and other unwholesome behaviours in and around motor parks across the country.
Earlier, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Biu, enjoined the leadership of RTEAN to discourage its members from frequent night journeys due to its attendant implications.
In his acceptance speech, the newly-reelected National President of RTEAN, Maitakobi, called on the incoming government of Sen. Bola Tinubu to give priority attention to the transportation sector.