MC Oluomo leads NURTW to govt-facilitated peace talks with RTEAN

MC Oluomo

Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos chapter Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo will on Tuesday sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) at the state ministry of transportation.

This followed a meeting convened by the Lagos State Government after a clash between members of both unions over control of Obalende Motor Park on February 11.

Special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation Oluwatoyin Fayinka made this known in a statement.

Fayinka said the truce was reached after a meeting with leadership of both unions over park operations which lasted for over four hours at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Ikeja.

RTEAN officials were led to the meeting by their vice-chairman Gbenga Elesho.

“The meeting was called consequent upon the recent clash between both parties at Obalende on Feb.11, a development which has not happened for a long time that both parties had cohabited peacefully.

“Hence the need for the immediate resolution to forestall a re-occurrence,” Fayinka said.

Fayinka urged both parties to give room for peace, calling for suggestions on ways to enhance the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

He said that at the end of the deliberations, both parties agreed that pending the return of tricycle operations by NURTW at Obalende, RTEAN would continue with the operation of their minibuses, while paying welfare fees to NURTW.