Governor Seyi Makinde bans NURTW, takes over motor parks in Oyo state (See Details) - TobiVibes


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Governor Seyi Makinde bans NURTW, takes over motor parks in Oyo state (See Details)

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Governor Seyi Makinde has banned the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo state, following the recent violence across Ibadan.

The government declared the activities of the union illegal with immediate effect and also announced the taking over of all parks and garages in the state, The Nation reports.

A statement signed by the governor which was read by his chief of staff, Bisi Ilaka, asked the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation.

He said: “While appreciating the good people of Oyo State for your steadfastness overtime and support for our administration, I want to reiterate our stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquillity in our state in order to engender commercial and human development. “After today’s deliberation with Security stakeholders meeting involving security chiefs and Government, we have resolved to proscribe the National UniThe government declared the activities of the union illegal with immediate effect and also announced the taking over of all parks and garages in the state, The Nation reports. A statement signed by the governor which was read by his chief of staff, Bisi Ilaka, asked the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation. on of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice. “All activities of the Union remain illegal henceforth and we urge the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation, as combined security task force in every community of the state, have been charged to take control and maintain peace and order. “To this end, all parks in the state have been taken over by the state government with immediate effect.” It should be noted that rival faction of the NURTW has been in leadership tussle since the electoral victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship and House of Assembly elections. A group which claimed to be loyal to the new governor said it will take over leadership of the union as soon as he comes into office.

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