The Lagos State government has suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) in the state.
There has been a crisis in the Union for some weeks which culminated in the suspension of the Chairman of the state chapter of the Union, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo.
Following his suspension, MC Oluomo announced the withdrawal of the state chapter of the Union from the national body and asked the state government to take over the affairs of the union in its domain.
The police command in the state also beefed up security in readiness for any violence that may arise a fall-out from the crisis.
In a statement on Thursday night by Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, the government announced the suspension of the activities of NURTW in the state.
It said, “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.”