On Thursday 10/3/22 the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) Lagos State Council’s chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, declared his withdrawal from the national body, including members of the state’s council. Akinsanya who was accused of alleged insubordination made the announcement a few hours later at the state secretariat, Agege. It was
On Thursday 10/3/22 the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) Lagos State Council’s chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, declared his withdrawal from the national body, including members of the state’s council.
Akinsanya who was accused of alleged insubordination made the announcement a few hours later at the state secretariat, Agege. It was noted that the chairman had banned sales of the union ticket, pronouncing himself the leader of a new union he just founded.
In a statement titled, ‘Crisis in NURTW’, MC Oluomo stated, “There has been some crisis in our umbrella body, NURTW. 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 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”.
Lagos State suspends NURTW
The Lagos State Government has swung into action as it suspends the activities of the NURTW over the suspension of MC Oluomo as the Lagos State Council’s chairman.
This comes as the Information Commissioner, Gbenga Omotoso stated that the administration has been observing events keenly. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso further noted that it was the duty and responsibility of the government to ensure the safety of lives and properties of Lagosians.
“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 is ready to set up a committee that will cease the control of the parks and garages”, he added.
However, it was noted that the alleged chairman had convinced his loyalists who were strong members of the Lagos chapter of the NURTW, to condemn the union and also announce their loss of interest in the national body. The withdrawn members announced their intention to join MC Oluomo’s newly founded union.
The alleged chairman did not only convince members to disengage from the national body, but he also forced branch chairmen to sign an undertaking announcing their support for him.