Lagos Govt Suspends Activities Of NURTW At Parks, Garages

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) popularly referred to as agbero have been suspended in Lagos by the State Government.
The State Commissioner for Information and Stategy,

Mr. Gbenga Omotosho who made the disclosure, said the activities of the union must henceforth cease to operate in all parks and garages in Lagos State. 
According to him, 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.
The release reads ” 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”.

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