Oyo State: Seyi Makinde Bans NURTW

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has placed a ban on all activities of National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.

The Governor made this pronouncement at a press conference held at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s office in Ibadan on Friday.

Makinde, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka said it was imperative to put a stop to the untoward activities of the union in the State, as his administration has promised the citizenry of growth in human and commercial activities on assumption of office.

“While appreciating the good people of Oyo State for your steadfastness overtime and support for our administration, I want to reiterate our stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquility in our State in order yo engender commercial and human development.

“After today’s deliberation with security stakeholders involving security Chiefs and government, we have resolved to proscribe the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice.

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“All activities of the Union remain illegal henceforth and we urge the people of the State to go about their lawful duties without the fear of molestation, as combined security task force in every community of the State have 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 submitted.

Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier in the week warned members of the transport Union to desist from tormenting crisis and create tension in the State.

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