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NURTW suspends MC Oluomo indefinitely as Lagos chairman 

THE National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has suspended its Lagos State chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, for alleged misconduct, insubordination, and inciting members under him against the national body.

The suspension is coming after weeks of bikering between the national body and Akinsanya over the administration of the state chapter of the union.

The apex body of the NURTW asked Akinsanya to hand over to his deput.

The national body claimed the suspension conveyed to Akinsanya in a letter by the General Secretary, Kabiru Yau, was to avert breakdown of law and order, especially as MC Oluomo was already inciting members against the union, which is against its constitution.

In the letter dated March 9, 2022, the NURTW pledged to ensure that its constitution remains sacrosanct and adhered to by members across the country, stating that Akinsanya was not apologetic over his actions even after he was directed to explain reasons for embarking on such.

“This is to convey to you that in line with Article 42 section 5, subsection I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII of the union’s constitution, you have been placed on indefinite suspension from office as State Chairman of State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with effect from March 9th, 2021.

“Your suspension is sequel to sustained acts of insubordination and gross misconduct coupled with your clandestine plans to instigate crisis and unleash mayhem on any branch or branches of the union in Lagos state that refuses to obey your order or instructions not to accept directives from the national headquarters of the Union.

“Your orchestrated plan to attack branches that may disobey your orders aforesaid will ultimately endanger public peace and order in Lagos state. It is also very likely to threaten and/or affect the lives and property of the peace-loving people of the state, particularly those doing their legitimate businesses within motor parks, hence the urgent need to take drastic actions against him.

“It is on record that you were earlier issued with queries on 25th of February 2022 and 3rd of March, 2022 respectively in which you were directed to explain the circumstances surrounding your untoward actions and to also show cause why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you for such acts of insubordination. You bluntly neglected/refuse to respond to the second query, while your response to the first query was unsatisfactory,” the letter stated.

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