written by AdminJune 19, 2021
LUCKY L. AKRA
The Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers NURTW has asked Governor Seyi Makinde and other residents of the state not to link it’s members with the violence that broke out in Iwo, recently.
The NURTW voiced out and debunked the allegation and rumour going around alleging the union’s involvement in the break down of law and order witnessed in other areas of the state.
According to the Deputy General Secretary of the Oyo State NURTW, Alhaji Suleiman Musa, in a press statement released on behalf of the union, he disassociated the NURTW membership and denounced any association with Mukaila Lamidi, aka Auxiliary, and Park Management Service with his boys, who were appointed by the state governor.
Alhaji Musa also disassociated the NURTW from any nefarious activity going on in the state.
In the statement, he said: “The Oyo State NURTW is miffed by the persistent reports labeling the union with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointed Chairman of the Parking Management System (PMS), Mukaila Lamidi, popularly called Auxiliary. The union is once again distancing itself from the atrocities committed by the individual.”
In a Statement, the NURTW noted that the so called Mukaila Lamidi, a.k.a Auxiliary, appointed as Chairman of the the park managers outfit created by Governor Makinde, was expelled from the union way back in the year 2011 before he was empowered to unleash mayhem on the good people of Oyo State under the guise of running parks for the government.
It also emphasised that Makinde had proscribed the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in the state since 31st of May, 2019, hence the union viewed the persistent reports, linking it with the nefarious activities of the governor’s appointee as highly unacceptable.
He urged the Oyo State Government to do the needful and call Auxiliary to order to prevent avoidable clashes that may result in wanton destruction of properties and loss of lives.
The statement describes the NURTW as a body of law-abiding individuals, making a living in the transport sector and averse to all forms of violent activities capable of putting their source of livelihood in jeopardy.
It stated that the constitution of the union was very clear in dealing with identified dissidents or bad eggs like the expelled appointee of the governor whose conduct so far had justified the position of the NURTW that such elements should not be accommodated among peace-loving members.
The statement equally appealed to the media and the general public to stop attributing the excesses of the park managers outfit of the Oyo State Government or the nefarious undertaking of its appointed chairman to the NURTW, which remains committed to promoting and sustaining the peace at all times. It added that the breach of peace would deprive members the opportunity to make a living in the industry.