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National NURTW Dissolves Lagos Council, Sacks MC Oluomo

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has dissolved its Lagos State council of the union headed by Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo.

This development was made known by the National Administrative Council of the union in a statement titled ‘Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council’.

The statement was jointly signed by NURTW national president, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, and general secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u.

The union noted that the decision was based on the provisions of the union’s constitution which were breached by the Lagos Council.

After the sack of MC Oluomo was announced, the union’s secretary in Lagos State, Seyi Bankole, would replace him as the new head of NURTW in Lagos.

NURTW Sacks MC Oluomo

A national officer confirmed the sack to a media house during an inquiry, “MC Oluomo has been sacked as Lagos chairman. We had a meeting last night. We have replaced him,” he said.

 There has been a leadership crisis in the camp of the Lagos NURTW led by MC Oluomo, with his supporters pulling out of the union on March 10 after being suspended by the national body for insubordination.

However, during the period of his suspension, MC Oluomo was given a timeline for pardon if he shows remorse and tendered an apology for their withdrawal from the union.

With the grace period given now elapsed the NAC statement read, “The National Administrative Council during its meeting of March 15, 2022, graciously passed a resolution to grant pardon to the suspended state chairman if he shows remorse and tenders unreserved apology to the union.

“However, up until this moment the suspended chairman has bluntly refused to do so; hence, the decision to take action against the Lagos State administrative council by dissolving same,” the statement read in part.

“The National administrative council in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 17, section 2. subsections (i) and (ii) of the constitution of the union, during its meeting of April 5th, 2022, has dissolved the Lagos State administrative council forthwith.

“In view of the fact that nature abhors a vacuum and in line with Article 42 section 4, the State Secretary, Seyi Bankole is hereby directed to take over the running of the affairs of Lagos State council pending the constitution of the caretaker committee after due consultations with appropriate relevant authorities, meanwhile, all members of the dissolved state administrative council are hereby directed to handover all property of the Union, including cash to the State Secretary.

“On the strength of the above development, therefore, all members of the union in Lagos State and beyond, including members of the public are hereby kindly requested to henceforth stop dealing with members of the dissolved Lagos State administrative council on issues concerning the union.”

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