Lagos State Government Intervenes In NURTW, MC Oluomo Face-off, Inuagurates Committee

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The Lagos State Government has stepped into the crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union in the state by banning the union’s activities in all parks and garages.

The Union had removed from office it’s leader in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya best as ‘MC Oluomo’ after unresolved crisis bordering on ‘misconduct, insubordination, and inciting of members of the state chapter against its national body.’

The hugely popular socialite and Lagos leader of the Union was mandated to hand over to his deputy chairman and relinquish properties belonging to the union in his possession.

The letter from NURTW read, “This is to convey to you that in line with Article 42 section 5, subsection I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII of the union’s constitution, you have been placed on indefinite suspension from office as State Chairman of Lagos State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with effect from March 9th, 2021.

The decision by the Lagos State Government was revealed by Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in a statement late Thursday night.

The statement titled Lagos Suspends NURTW From Parks read:

“The Lagos State Government has been watching closely events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union. There have been claims and counterclaims 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 statement then announced the plans albeit temporarily to steady the ship.

“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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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.


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