LASG suspends NURTW from motor parks, garages

LASG suspends NURTW from motor parks, garages
March 11 12:26 2022 Print This Article

BY BENJAMIN OMOIKE

Lagos State Government has announced the immediate suspension of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and all its activities from all motor parks and garages in the state.

Consequently, the state government said it would set up a committee to oversee the running of the parks and garages for now.

In a release signed and made available to the media by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, it stated that there was 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.

Furthermore, the government said it had a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors.

“The Lagos State Government has been watching closely events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union, (NURTW). There have been claims and counter claims 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,” the release read.

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