Lagos State government Thursday night announced the suspension of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) from operating at motor parks and garages in the state.
The announcement came after the national leadership of the union earlier on earlier same day suspended the chairman of the Lagos State chapter, Mr Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for information & Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, he said the suspension is necessary to douse the tension generated by the activities of the NURTW members in the recent time.
“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 Commissioner said.
“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.
The commissioner said that a committee would be put in place the manage the motor parks and garages.
“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” he said.
“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.