The leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has urged Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to recognise a nine-man caretaker committee it created to oversee and co-ordinate operations of the union across Lagos.
NURTW national president Tajudeen Baruwa noted this in a statement on Friday.
The government had dissolved the state council of the NURTW led by Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo following his clash with the national body. The government then formed parks management committee and appointed MC Oluomo as head.
However, Baruwa in the statement urged the governor to recognise its committee.
“The body’s national leadership appealed to governor Sanwo-Olu, to allow the existing harmonious relationship between NURTW and Lagos State Government to continue and that it will be extended to the newly appointed officers of the union,” he said.
He added, “The nine-man caretaker committee will be led by Mr Fatai Adeshina, a stakeholder in the transportation sector, and the committee will operate for next three months as stipulated in the union’s constitution.
“Other members of the committee are Mr Sunday Yusuf, Abraham Onifade, Jamiu Erinfolami, Ismaila Ojora, Lekan Ariyibi, Murtala Lawal, Taiwo Azeez while Kayode Agbeyangi would serve as the secretary.”
Baruwa said that members of the committee were carefully selected to ensure sanity in the transportation sector.
“The union knows that they will effectively manage affairs of Lagos chapter after SAC dissolution, which was done to bring sanity to the union’s operation across the metropolis,” he said.