31 May, 2019

CAST9JA: Gov. Makinde bans NURTW in Oyo, announces immediate plans for motor parks

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The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi
Makinde, has proscribed the
activities of the National Union of
Road Transport Workers, NURTW,
in the state.

Makinde, while declaring the
activities of NURTW illegal, also
announced the immediate take-
over of all motor parks in the
state.

In a statement by his Chief of
Staff, Bisi Ilaka, on Thursday, the
governor urged people of the
state to go about their lawful
duties without fear of
molestation.

He assured them that the
combined security task force in
every community of the state
have been charged to take control
and maintain peace and order.

The statement reads: “While
appreciating the good people of
Oyo State for your steadfastness
overtime and support for our
administration, I want to
reiterate our stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquillity in
our state in order to engender
commercial and human
development.

“After today’s deliberation
with Security stakeholders
meeting involving security chiefs
and Government, we have
resolved to proscribe the National
Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice.

“All activities of the Union
remain illegal henceforth and 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 take control and
maintain peace and order.

“To this end, all parks in the
state have been taken over by
the state government with
immediate effect.”

Source: CAST9JA
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