Another South-West Governor bans NURTW over crisis, sets up park management
The Ondo State government has banned the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in its state over an unending crisis within the union.
In place of the sacked NURTW, the government has emplaced a park management committee to oversee all of the state’s motor parks.
This was disclosed in a statement issued over the weekend by the state deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa.
According to the statement, one Jacob Adebo also known as ‘Idajo’ (Chairman), Festus Obasooto (Vice Chairman), and Bayode Gbenga (Vice Chairman) were appointed to man the park management committee.
Other members of the committee include Gbonya Oyedepo Adeniyi, Olalekan Awojobi, Ojo Olanipekun, Bamidele Olopade, Sunday Olawuyi, Ogedegbe Ogunmuyiwa, Ademola Odudu, Jones Akinrinlola, Akinyosade Akinolu and Ezekiel Ademola among others.
The committee also includes Johnson Akinribisi, Emidun Simeon, Lawrence Ikuomehinola, Olowere Amos, Tojue Atijosan, Ogunwo Olusegun, Oyedele Monebi, and High Chief Ariyo.
Some NURTW members in the state had previously protested against what they described as the state government’s meddling in the activities of the union’s state council.
The protesting drivers in Owo, Owo Local Government Area of the state, said that there was a plot by people in the state’s corridors of power to utilize the state machinery to proscribe the union if members refused to accept the immediate past chairman’s (Jacob Adebo) imposition.
The union, on the other hand, recommended the state government to let the union’s Constitution, which mandated elections, run its course.