NURTW Disaster: Take Over All Lagos Parks, Garages – MC Oluomo Asks LASG
Following his suspension by the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff because the Chairman of Lagos State chapter of the union, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, has requested Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take over the working of all parks and garages within the state.
Akinsanya acknowledged this throughout a press convention on the NURTW Secretariat within the Agege space of the state on Thursday.
He additionally introduced the withdrawal of himself and his lieutenants from NURTW as a union.
The PUNCH had reported that the nationwide headquarters of the union queried Akinsanya for refusing to hold out directions given to him in latest occasions by the nationwide management.
Amongst different allegations within the question dated February 14, 2022, Akinsanya was additionally accused of resorting to intimidation, harassment, and assault on the newly-appointed Chairman, Tricycle House owners and Operators Affiliation of Nigeria, Azeez Abiola, aka Istijabah.
In his response, Akinsanya, who mentioned he had efficiently complied along with his oath of workplace, refuted the declare that he instigated members of the union to assault Abiola.
He, nonetheless, famous that the legality of the TOOAN operations within the state is a topic of a swimsuit pending earlier than the Nationwide Industrial Court docket.
Akinsanya additionally refuted claims of participating in acts of insubordination and anti-union actions within the state.
Subsequently, in a letter dated March 9, 2022 and signed by NURTW Basic Secretary, Kabiru Yau, the nationwide physique of the union mentioned Akinsanya has been suspended indefinitely for gross misconduct amongst different offences and directed Akinsanya at hand over to his deputy.
Addressing pressmen on the convention on Thursday, Akinsanya mentioned, “I, Comrade Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, on behalf of the State Administrative Council, State Govt Council members and your complete union rank and file members of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Staff, Lagos State Council with over 200 branches and zones hereby resolve to right away withdraw our membership and operation from the Nationwide physique of NURTW for peace to reign in Lagos State; write to Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation and different related businesses about our resolution.
“It is very important state that our motion is in step with part 40 of the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended, which supplies as follows – Each particular person shall be entitled to meeting freely and affiliate with different individuals, and specifically, he could type or belong to any political get together, commerce union or any affiliation for the safety of his or her pursuits. Which means that each particular person shall be entitled to affix an affiliation and exit freely with out molestation.
“In view of this and the disaster at hand, Lagos State Authorities is hereby invited to contemplate its white paper on Transport Union actions, 2004 part 5C, which states that the Authorities ought to take over the administration of any storage or motor park the place there’s a disaster till such is resolved by the consultative committee.
“We hereby name on Lagos State Authorities to take over the working of the affairs of the Union with the Structure of a Park Administration Committee for Motor Garages and parks within the state, thereby making certain peace and tranquility, pending the willpower of the matter within the curiosity of the nice folks of Lagos State.”
Supply:- Punch Ng