Friday, October 4, 2019

Oyo NURTW resolves crisis, to hold election in October

Following months of suspension by the state government, factional heads of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State chapter have agreed to conduct election for the emergence of a Chairman and members of his executive council by October 23, 2019.

The decision was the outcome of a reconciliation meeting brokered by the State government and stakeholders in the state transport sector in conjunction with the national leadership of the union on Friday at the House of Chiefs, State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.

The meeting which was presided over by the Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Professor Raphael Afonja, addressed the rancor between the warring factions of the leadership of the transport workers in the state in order to ensure harmony among members

Professor Afonja at the meeting reiterated the need for the union to represent the state well by not giving in to personal interest that may negatively affect the peace and tranquility been enjoyed in the state.

He also assured the union members of the readiness of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to foist peaceful coexistence among the union members.

He however charged them be law abiding and follow the dictates of their constitution, stressing that they should warn their members issuing out tickets to motorists at various motor parks on behalf of the government to stop doing so until directives were given by the State government to the effect, adding that investigations are ongoing to ascertain the actual revenue that should be generated from the union to the coffers of government.