FOLLOWING the crises which rocked the Lagos State branch of National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW), the state government on Thursday, suspended the Union’s activities in the state.
With the suspension, the union is not allowed to operate in any motor garages and parks for now.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy in the state which reads:
“The Lagos State Government has been closely watching events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW). 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. ” He added.