Oyo Govt. Proscribes NURTW, Takes Over Motor Parks

Channels Television  
Updated May 31, 2019

 

The Oyo State Government has proscribed all activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice.

The Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka who briefed newsmen shortly after a meeting with security chiefs and government at the Governor’s office in Ibadan the state capital said the move is aimed at maintaining peace and order within the state.

“After today’s deliberation of the security stakeholders, in a meeting involving security chiefs and the government, we have resolved to proscribe the National Union of Road Transport Workers until further notice. All activities of the union remain illegal henceforth.”

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Ilaka urged all citizens of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation as adequate security has been charged to ensure no fracas ensues in any part of the state.

“We urge the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation as the combined security task force in every part of the state has 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.”

He clarified the dissolution of activities of the local government councils that the administration is following due process as the election which brought them to power initially was a fraud on illegality.

“There was a subsisting injunction prohibiting the holding of the purported election they held, so what they built the elections on was illegality, and we are trying to reverse the position and as a consequence, we dissolved them because it was illegal.

“They will say they ran to court and got an order, but that order was an arrangement to prevent us from doing what we have done”, he added.