Ogun Bans NURTW From Collecting Levies At Motor ParksFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Monday, February 8th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Ogun State says the state government have stopped its members from collecting levies on its behalf from transporters at motor parks
According to a statement by the state Commissioner of Information Abdulwaheed Odusile on Monday, the development became necessary due to the internal squabble over leadership positions of the union.
Odusile also stated that the illegal collection of revenue from transporters contravenes government directive to ban the activities of the NURTW in all the motor parks and garages in the State.
He said: “It will be recalled that following (the) 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.
“The government subsequently banned the activities of the union in all motor parks and garages in the State.
“Security agencies have been given firm directive to arrest and prosecute any operative of the NURTW or indeed anyone, group or association that has not been approved by the government to act on its behalf that attempts to defy the decision of the government or test its resolve to maintain peace and security in all parts of the state, including the motor parks.
“Unlike what obtained in the past, this Administration has been methodical and deliberate in its approach to maintain(ing) peace at the motor parks as well as management of transport union activities, and will not allow anyone to undermine the prevailing peaceful environment.”
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