The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has dissolved its MC Oluomo led Lagos State council, and announced former State Secretary, Seyi Bankole as the new head.
In a statement titled “Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council” and jointly signed by the National President, Tajudeen Baruwa and General Secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u, the NURTW made this development known.
The statement read, “The National administrative council in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 17, section 2. subsections (i) and (ii) of the constitution of the union, during its meeting of April 5th, 2022, has dissolved the Lagos State administrative council forthwith.”
“In view of the fact that nature abhors a vacuum and in line with Article 42 section 4, the State Secretary, Seyi Bankole is hereby directed to take over the running of the affairs of Lagos State council pending the constitution of the caretaker committee after due consultations with appropriate relevant authorities.”
“Meanwhile, all members of the dissolved state administrative council are hereby directed to handover all property of the Union, including cash to the State Secretary.
“On the strength of the above development, therefore, all members of the union in Lagos State and beyond, including members of the public are hereby kindly requested to henceforth stop dealing with members of the dissolved Lagos State administrative council on issues concerning the union.”
You would recall that consequent upon irreconcilable differences, MC Oluomo, who had earlier been suspended by the national body, had declared the withdrawal of the state chapter from the union.
In a related development, the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led Lagos state government had also banned the activities of the NURTW in the state, citing imminent breakdown of order by warring factions.