The Lagos State Government has suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Union,
NURTW, in all parks and garages.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso announced that Government would set up a committee to immediately take control of the parks and garages and that members of the committee would be key stakeholders in the sector.
He said that the State had been closely watching events in the NURTW, the claims and counterclaims over the control of the union and the government
has a duty to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians and visitors.
According to Mr Omotoso, after considering the provisions of the law, 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 Lagos State.
“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” the Commissioner said