To avoid the imminent breakdown of law and order in Lagos state, the state government has ordered the suspension of the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) in all parks and garages across the state, to avoid any eventuality.
The statement issued to this regards by the Lagos state Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, 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. “
Recall that, the chairman of the NURTW in Lagos state, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, on Wednesday March 9, 2022, was issued a letter of indefinite suspension by the NURTW national body, over alleged gross misconduct, and insubordination, capable of causing unrest in the state.