Lagos suspends NURTW, takes over parks after MC Oluomo’s demand
By Wale Odunsi
The Lagos State Government has stopped National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) activities, one day after the suspension of MC Oluomo.
Real name Musiliu Akinsanya, the NURTW State Chairman, was asked to step aside by the national leadership.
In response to the sanction, Oluomo announced that the Lagos chapter was leaving the body and asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take over parks.
Information Commissioner, Gbenga Omotoso said the administration has been watching events closely.
His statement Thursday night observed the claims and counter claims over the control of the union.
Omotoso noted that the government has a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of Lagosians and visitors.
The official stressed the need to douse the “unnecessary tension” generated by the NURTW leadership tussle and protect residents 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”, he said.
Omotoso announced that a committee of key stakeholders would be set up immediately to take control of parks.
The government added that the action was taken as part of its responsibility to ensure no breakdown of law and order in Lagos.