Newly Sworn-in Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has declared on Friday that the activities of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been scrapped. The action followed alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the union members in some areas of Ibadan, the state capital.
Makinde, while declaring the activities of NURTW illegal, also announced the immediate take-over of all motor parks in the state.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Bisi Ilaka, told journalists at a Press conference in the Governor’s Office that the union’s activities has ceased forthwith.
Ilaka urged the people of the state to go about their lawful businesses. He assured them that the combined security task force in every community of the state have been charged to take control and maintain peace and order.
The statement reads:
“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 Union 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.”
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