[BREAKING] Crisis: MC Oluomo, Lagos NURTW Break Away From National Body


Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos State Council’s chairman, aka MC Oluomo, has revealed the withdrawal of members of the state’s council, including himself, from the nationwide body.

He made the announcement at the state secretariat, Agege on Thursday.

This is coming a few hours after NURTW head office suspended Akinsanya for supposed insubordination.

Oluomo in his address titled, ‘Crisis in NURTW’, MC Oluomo stated, “There has actually been some crisis in our umbrella body, NURTW. All efforts to have an amicable resolution have actually failed. In truth. we have actually objected to the Lagos State Government about the State of affairs in our Union.

“Being accountable and law-abiding people, we have decided to check out all avenues for peace in the interest of all, we will not support any action that can threaten the peace that we cherish so much in Lagos State.

“Therefore, I, Comrade Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, on beha|f of the State Administrative Council, State Executive Council members and the entire union rank and file members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos State Council with over 200 branches and zones hereby fix to right away withdraw our subscription and operation from the National body of NURTW for peace to reign in Lagos State; compose to Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation and other pertinent firms about our choice.

“It is important to state that our action remains in line with area 40 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as changed, which supplies as follows– Every person will be entitled to assembly easily and associate with other individuals, and in particular, he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any association for the security of his/her interests. This suggests that everyone will be entitled to sign up with an association and exit easily without molestation.

“In view of this and the crisis at hand, Lagos State Government is thus welcomed to consider its white paper on Transport Union activities, 2004 area 5C, which mentions that the Government should take over the management of any garage or motor park where there is a crisis up until such is fixed by the consultative committee.

“We thus contact Lagos State Government to take control of the running of the affairs of the Union with the Constitution of a Park Management Committee for Motor Garages and parks in the state, thereby guaranteeing peace and serenity, pending the determination of the matter in the interest of the good people of Lagos State.”