MC Oluomo cut ties with nat’l body of NURTW

Musiliu Akinsanya, the suspended chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has announced he is cutting ties with the parent body of the association.

Akinsanya, popularly referred to as MC Oluomo, stated this at a press conference in Lagos.

“Being a law abiding and responsible citizens, we have decided to explore all avenues for peace in the interest of all, we will not support any action that can threaten the peace that we cherish so much in Lagos State”, he said.

Akinsanya said the state chapter resolved “to immediate withdraw of our membership and operation from the National body of NURTW for peace to reign in Lagos State and to write the Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and other relevant agencies about our decision.

“It is important to state that our action is in line with section 40 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended, which provides as follows:

“Every person shall be entitled to assembly freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any association for the protection of his or her interests.

“In view of this and the crisis at hand, Lagos State Government is hereby invited to consider its white paper on Transport Union activities, 2004 section 5C, which states that the government should take over the management of any garage or motor park where there is a crisis until such is resolved by the consultative committee.”

He urged members of the union not to be afraid on sighting policemen at their parks.

“If you see policemen in your parks, do not be afraid. They’re on ground to protect us, ” he said.

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