Chaos engulfed the Garki area of the Federal Capital Territory Tuesday following a violent clash between two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers on Sapele Crescent, off Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Garki II, Abuja.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC has condemned the invasion and continued occupation of the offices of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, describing the conduct “as act of impunity, irresponsibility, and a rape of the constitution”.
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says the deployment of its personnel to the Headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) was done as a proactive step to forestall violence.
Joe Ajaero, NLC President who said this in a statement co-signed by Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC General Secretary on Monday in Abuja said the thugs were escorted by men in police uniform.
The Deputy President of the union, Isa Ore, confirmed the arrest of the national officers to newsmen on Saturday.
Engineer Esanerovo Agbodo, the group’s Director-General and former House of Representatives candidate, Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta State in the 2023 Nigerian election, made the suggestion in a statement issued at the weekend.
The N5 million was meant to facilitate the Memorandum of Understanding for HIS for members of the union.
The organized Labour bodies in an open letter jointly signed by TUC Secretary General, Comrade Nuhu A. Toro and his NLC counterpart, Comrade Emma Ugbuaja Comrade expressed their concerns over alleged disobedience to court orders and abridgement of fundamental human rights as regards the RTEAN, and NURTW.
In his congratulatory message made available to journalists Wednesday in Lagos , Olohunwa said that Sanwo-Olu’s resounding victory in the election last Saturday was a confirmation of the confidence the residents have in him.
MURIC said this in a statement by its Oyo State Ambassador, Ibrahim Agunbiade on Wednesday in Lagos.
The wife of the NURTW chieftain raised the alarm on Wednesday when she spoke with newsmen on the telephone.
This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Sunday.
The spokesperson of the Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the development in a statement she issued on Sunday.
The seven others are the Registered Trustees of the NURTW; Registered Trustees Of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN); Registered Trustees Of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).
Alabi’s warning is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Monday in Lagos.
Oluomo contended that the suspension which was contained in a statement signed by the union’s National President, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa and General Secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u was of no effect, as the activity of the state’s council he said has already been suspended by the Lagos State government.
The National Administrative Council of the union made this known in a statement titled: ‘Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council.’
The National Administrative Council of the union made this known in a statement titled ‘Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council’, jointly signed by its national president, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, and general secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u.
The NURTW Chairman, Azeez Lawal (a.k.a Kunle Poly), is charged along with one Adekanbi Wahab, 38.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday, Olohunwa urged the suspended chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, and his followers to retrace their steps back into NURTW.