Sanwo-Olu suspends NURTW’s operations across parks

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government has announced it is suspending the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, across motor parks in Lagos.

This follows a disagreement between the national body and state chapter of the transport union, and the eventual suspension of its (chapter) chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo.

In a statement signed by Gbenga Omotosho, the commissioner of information, the government said it observed the continued “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”, said the government.

“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.”

TheCornet  reported the call by Akinsanya on the government to take over the parks and institute a management system to oversee its activities.

Akinsanya also at the press conference he held on Thursday said the Lagos chapter of the transport union was severing ties with its parent body.



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