NURTW’s decision to suspend MC Oluomo has backfired as the LagosState Government, LASG, took an affirmative action to also suspend the National Union of Road Transport Workers’ operations in motor parks across the state.
The pronouncements happened fees hours after the Lagos chapter of the union withdrew its membership of the national body of the union.
Recall that the Lagos chapter of the Union had withdrawn its membership following the suspension of Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly referred to as MCOluomo, over alleged incitement.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Lagos Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, the suspension is part of efforts to douse tension over the recent developments.
He said that Lagos State Government has been watching closely events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union, that there have been claims and counter claims over the control of the union.
Following these developments, the government took it upon itself 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 union and protect the citizenry from the likely fallout of the situation.” The statement partly read.
He noted that the state government will set up a Committee to immediately take control of the parks and garages, adding that members of the committee will be key stakeholders in the sector.