The Lagos State Government has suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Eyin Eyo, Church Street and Idumota Bridge indefinitely. This was a result of the recent violence in the areas.
This is in fulfilment of the objectives of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda on security and good governance under Traffic Management and Transportation.
At a stakeholders’ meeting comprising the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Central Business District (CBD) and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island), at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka announced the ban to prevent further acts of violence at Idumota and directed the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority to resume at Eyin Eyo.
Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) on Idumota Bridge to deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic rules and regulations and to enforce the suspension of the NURTW within the axis and simultaneously flush out the Oju Opake Boys lurking along the Plaza around Church Street axis.
Also suspended are the activities of the transport union at Church Street and John Street, particularly Keke Marwa and Mini-buses (Korope).
The Special Adviser added that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in collaboration with the State Police Command will ensure the safety of lives in the area.
“State security operatives are hereby put on red alert to ensure safety and security of lives and property in Lagos Island and its environs,” Fayinka stated.