LAGOS SUSPENDS NURTW FROM PARKS

LAGOS SUSPENDS NURTW FROM PARKS

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Lagos State government on Thursday night said it has suspended the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) from operating at motor parks in the state.

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

 

The announcement came after the national leadership of the union earlier on Thursday suspended the chairman of the Lagos State chapter, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo

 

Akinsanya, blaming the NURTW national leadership for the protracted crisis in the state chapter, said at a press conference later in the day that he and the state chapter had pulled out of the national union.

 

“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,” Commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement.

 

“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.”

 

Omotoso said the suspension of NURTW from parks in the state was necessary to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors.

 

Members of the union are notorious for employing deadly violence to settle scores, and sometimes, to effect leadership change.

 

“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,” Omotoso said.

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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.

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