MC Oluomo had been queried for refusing to carry out instructions given to him in recent times by the national leadership of the NURTW
- The National Headquarters however suspended him on Thursday over allegations ranging from abuse of office to assault and intimidation
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Lagos State Government has suspended the activities of the union from all parks and garages with immediate effect.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in a statement on 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 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.”
According to a report, the Lagos chapter of the NURTW generates about ₦123.08bn annually, which could service the annual budget of Nasarawa, Niger, and Yobe states put together.
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