NURTW Crisis Latest: MC Oluomo Pulls Members Out Of National Body … Invites State Govt To Take Over Parks …Romances Former State Chair Agbede and Other Leaders
The crisis rocking the Lagos State section of the NUWRT that saw the national president suspending the Lagos Chairman Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo has taken another dimension as the state chair has decided to pull his members out of the National body and also invited the state government to take over parks and garages pending the time their crisis will be resolved.
He said this and more at a press conference held inside the state headquarters in Abule egba. Speaking on the issue, he said there has been some crisis in our umbrella body, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the crisis is caused by no other one than the National president of the body.
Mc Oluomo got top members of the union together including the National Vice President of the Union Tajudeen Agbede, who all pledged loyalty to his government.
In a press statement, MC Oluomo made it clear that he and he members do not want to be part of the National body again.
The statement reads:
“All attempts to have an amicable resolution have failed. In fact. we have protested to the Lagos State Government about the State of affairs in our Union
Being a law abiding and responsible citizens, we have decided to explore all avenues for peace in the interest of all, we will not support any action that can threaten the peace that we cherish so much in Lagos State.
Therefore, I, Comrade Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, on beha|f of the State Administrative Council (SAC), State Executive Council (SEC) members and the entire union rank and file members of the Nationai Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Council with over 200 Branches and Zones hereby resolve to:
1) immediate withdraw of our membership and operation from the National body of NURTW for peace to reign in Lagos State.
2) Write to Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and other relevant agencies about our decision.
It is important to state that our action is in line with section 40 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended, which provides as follows:
a) Every person shall be entitled to assembly freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any poiitical party, trade union or any association for the protection of his or her interests. This means that every person shall be entitled to join an association and exit freely without molestation.
In view of this and the crisis at hand, Lagos State Government is hereby invited to consider its white paper on Transport Union activities, 2004 section 5C, which states that the Government should take over the management of any garage or motor park where there is a crisis until such is resolved by the consultative committee.
We hereby call on Lagos State Government to take over the running of the affairs of the Union with the Constitution of a park Management Committee for Motor Garages and parks in the state, thereby ensuring peace and tranquility, pending the determination of the matter in the interest of the good people of Lagos State.”
Alhaji (Dr) Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya and the entire members of the Union in Lagos State