MC Oluomo: Lagos assembly threatens to proscribe NURTW

MC Oluomo

Lagos State House of Assembly has threatened to proscribe the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Some members of the union had on Wednesday protested at the assembly in rejection of the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya also known as MC Oluomo as the union’s caretaker committee chairman.


During plenary on Thursday, the assembly said the union risks proscription if its members persist in causing troubles in the state.

The lawmaker representing Ojo I constituency, Victor Akande, said some NURTW members alleged that MC Oluomo was imposed on them as the caretaker committee’s chairman.

Mr Akande said the protesters allegedly threatened that there would be bloodshed in the state if the government did not intervene.

Another lawmaker, Abiodun Tobun, representing Epe 1, said: “They are making too much money from the union and that is why they are engaging in violence and killing each other every time.

“It is wrong to have imposed someone on them. They should get a neutral person to be the chairman so that there will not be a crisis.”

The speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, ruled that NURTW members should maintain peace if they want to earn a living from the motor parks.


He said: “Their election should not cause crisis and whenever they start their crises, innocent people are always the ones to suffer.

“If they should continue to engage in any crisis, we will not hesitate to place a ban on them. We will write Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to warn them not to engage in violence; else we will place a ban on them.”