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LAGOS: Govt suspends NURTW from state parks

THE state government has suspended the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NURTW) from all parks and garages in the state.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said a committee would be set up to manage the parks and garage with critical stakeholders in the sector appointed as members.

Omotoso said: “The 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.

“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 the 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 the state.”

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