July 19, 2024

Don’t resume collection of levies at parks, Governor Abiodun tells NURTW

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has stopped the leadership of the National Road Transport Workers in the state from resuming collection of dues and revenues on behalf of the government at the motor parks and garages in the state.

The governor had suspended the NURTW activities following a leadership tussle within the ranks of the union.

The leadership crisis has, however, been laid to rest with the taking over and re-opening of the union’s secretariat in Asero, Abeokuta, last year, under the chairmanship of Mustapha Ismail.

But Abiodun, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, on Sunday, warned the leadership of the NURTW and their operatives to stay away from all parks and garages in the state to avoid incurring the wrath of the law.

The governor said the resumption is “against the existing decision of the government banning the activities of the NURTW in all the motor parks and garages in the state.”

“It will be recalled that following crisis in the leadership of the NURTW in the State that threatened security of lives and properties, particularly public transport in the state, the House of Assembly in June 2020 passed a resolution suspending the activities of the union in the state,” Odusile quoted the governor as saying.

The governor said security agencies had been ordered to arrest and prosecute any NURTW members that go against the warning.