Gov. Makinde bans NURTW in Oyo State, takes over parks

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday, proscribed the activities of the crisis-ridden state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers.

The action followed alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the union members in some areas of Ibadan, the state capital.

The government who declared the activities of the Union illegal with immediate effect also announces the taking over of all parks and garages in the state.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Bisi Ilaka, told journalists at a Press conference in the Governor’s Office that the union’s activities has ceased forthwith.

Ilaka urged the people of the state to go about their lawful businesses.

On Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, told our correspondent that six NURTW members had been arrested for disturbances at motor parks between Wednesday and Thursday.

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