Sanwo-Olu Suspends NURTW From Lagos Parks, Garages

The Lagos State government has suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, from all parks and garages in the state.

The government’s move is as a result of the crisis rocking the Lagos chapter of NURTW and the national body, which led to the suspension of the Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo by the national body.

Following the tension generated by the suspension of MC Oluomo, the government took the decision for the safety of Lagosians.

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According to a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso late Thursday, government had been watching closely events in the NURTW.

His statement says there have been claims and counter claims over the control of the union, saying government has a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors.

The government therefore, believes there is an urgent need to douse the unnecessary tension generated by the leadership tussle in the NURTW and protect the citizenry from the likely fallout of the situation.

The statement reads: the Lagos State Government has been watching closely events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW). There have been claims and counter claims over the control of the union.

The Government has a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors. Therefore, there is an urgent need to douse the unnecessary tension generated by the leadership tussle in the NURTW and protect the citizenry from the likely fallout of the situation.

After considering the provisions of the law, the Government hereby suspends the activities of NURTW, which must cease to operate in all parks and garages in Lagos State. The Government will set up a Committee to immediately take control of the parks and garages. Members of the committee will be key stakeholders in the sector.

The Government’s position is premised on its responsibility to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in all parks and garages in Lagos State.

16th April 2024
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