MC Oluomo Suspended By NURTW
In a letter dated March 9, 2022, signed by the general secretary of the NURTW, Kabiru Yau, MC Oluomo was accused of incitementing violence and planning attacks the union branches that fail to obey his instructions.
The NURTW national body directed MC Oluomo to immediately hand over the leadership of the Lagos chapter to his deputy and and release all property belonging to the transport body in his possession to State Secretary.
The letter reads: “This is to convey to you that in line with Article 42 section 5, subsection I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII of the union’s constitution, you have been placed on indefinite suspension from office as State Chairman of Lagos State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with effect from March 9, 2022.
“Your suspension is sequel to sustained acts of insubordination and gross misconduct coupled with your clandestine plans to instigate crisis and unleash mayhem on any branch or branches of the union in Lagos state that refuses to obey your order or instructions not to accept directives from the national headquarters of the Union.
“Your orchestrated plan to attack branches that may disobey your orders aforesaid will ultimately endanger public peace and order in Lagos state. It is also very likely to threaten and/or affect the lives and property of the peace-loving people of Lagos state, particularly those doing their legitimate businesses within motor parks, hence the urgent need to take drastic actions against him.
“It is on record that you were earlier issued with queries on 25th of February 2022 and 3rd of March, 2022 respectively in which you were directed to explain the circumstances surrounding your untoward actions and to also show cause why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you for such acts of insubordination. You bluntly neglected/refuse to respond to the second query, while your response to the first query was unsatisfactory.
“In view of your suspension, you are hereby directed to hand over the mantle of leadership of the Lagos State Council to the State Deputy Chairman and also surrender all Union properties in your possession to the State Secretary of the Union forthwith.”
NURTW Lagos Chapter Reacts To MC Oluomo’s Suspension
Speaking with TheCable, Smart Olayinka, the personal assistant to MC Oluomo, said the Lagos NURTW chapter has not received any letter regarding the suspension of his principal.
Olayinka said, “As of this morning, we (referring to Lagos chapter) have not yet received a letter regarding that. Maybe the letter is on its way.
“The council has not yet received a letter. We have called an emergency meeting about that. Maybe, later in the day, the letter will come or someone will bring it. We have not received the letter officially.”
This comes just a few days after the the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appointed MC Oluomo as an ‘ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA)’.