The Lagos State Government has suspended the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers from the parks in the state.
In its reaction to the ongoing crisis rocking Lagos State Chapter of the union, the Government through the Commissioner for information and strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho said that government has suspended NURTW in all the motor parks in Lagos State in order to avoid breakdown of law and order.
Omotosho said government arrived at the decision after considering the provision of the law and to avert any unforeseen circumstances that might erupt from the crisis as the Safety of lives and properties of lagosians are of utmost concern to the government.
“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. Said the Commissioner
“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”. He added