Ondo suspends NURTW activities, union stops ticket sales in Lagos

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FOLLOWING the crisis in the Ondo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, the state government has suspended activities of the union in the state while a management committee has been set up to oversee the affairs of public parks in the state.

Members of the union last Thursday protested against the alleged interference of the state government in the affairs of the union.

The protesters alleged that the state government was planning to impose the immediate past chairman of the union, Mr Jacob Adebo, for a second term in office.

In a statement by the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Mr Kenneth Odusola-Stevenson, on Sunday, the government said activities of the union in public parks had been suspended.

The statement was titled ‘Ondo State Government sets up park management committee.’

According to the statement, the immediate former chairman of the union, Adebo was appointed the chairman of the committee while Mr Bayode Gbenga was named as the Secretary.

The statement read, “Consequent upon protracted crisis in the National Union of Road Transport Workers operating in the public motor parks in Ondo State, the government has intervened by setting up Motor Park Management Committee to manage and administer all the public motor parks in the state.

“The government noted the unfortunate unending crisis and litigation involving the union in court which has adversely affected activities in the public motor parks in the state.

“The government therefore has decided to take over all the public motor parks in the state and set-up a committee to administer same. The union’s activities in public parks in the state are accordingly suspended.”

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