Oyo govt. takes bold step, proscribes NURTW activities

Pic 21. Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State (M) taking Oath of Office before Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, during his inauguration in Ibadan on Wednesday (29/5/19). With them is his wife, Mrs Omini Makinde. 03987/29/5/2019/Olayinka Bode-Are/Timothy Adeogodiran/DKO/ICE/NAN
The Oyo State government on Friday proscribed the activities of the crisis-ridden National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state until further notice.

Announcing this in Ibadan, the state capital in a statement signed by Governor Seyi Makinde also informed that all parks and garages has now been taken over by the state government.

Six members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, were arrested in Ibadan between Wednesday and Thursday for allegedly causing trouble at motor parks aimed at taking over the garages.

The statement which was read by the Chief of Staff to the Oyo State government, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, reads  “while appreciating the good people Oyo State for their steadfastness overtime and support for this administration, we stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquility in the state in order to engender commercial and human development.
“After today’s deliberations, with security and stakeholders meeting involving security chiefs and the governor, we have resolve to proscribed the NURTW in this state until further notice.”
The statement continued, ” activities of the union remain illegal henceforth, we urge the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation as combined security task force in every community of the state have been charged to control and maintained peace and order.
“Parks and garages in the state has been taken over by the Oyo State Government with immediate effect.”
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