The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde scrapped the activities of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), following the spate of violence across Ibadan.
On Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said that six NURTW members had been arrested for disturbances at motor parks between Wednesday and Thursday
The state government on Friday declared the activities of the Union illegal with immediate effect. He also announced 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 combined security task force in every community of the state have been charged to take control and maintain peace and order. He said:
“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.”