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NURTW Crisis Deepens As National Leadership Sacks MC Oluomo, Dissolves Lagos Council

NURTW has sacked MC Oluomo after suspending him.

The National Leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has dissolved its Lagos State council under Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo.

NURTW Crisis Deepens As National Leadership Sacks MC Oluomo, Dissolves Lagos Council

KanyiDaily recalls that March 9, 2022, the national leadership of the NURTW had suspended MC Oluomo over alleged misconduct, insubordination and incitement.

The NURTW national body had also accused MC Oluomo of incitementing violence and planning to attack the union branches that fail to obey his instructions.

Following his suspension, MC Oluomo announced the withdrawal of the Lagos NURTW from the national body as he called on the state government to take over the management of motor parks in the state to resolve the crisis in the union.

On March 10, Lagos State Government suspended the activities of the activities of NURTW in the state, saying the decision was necessary to douse the mounting tension regarding the struggle for the union’s leadership in the state.

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NURTW Sacks MC Oluomo

The decision on MC Oluomo’s dismissal was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 6, by Tajudeen Baruwa and Kabiru Ado Ya’u, NURTW national president and secretary, respectively.

The national leadership also asked the affected Lagos council members to hand over properties of the state chapter to Seyi Bankole, the Lagos secretary.

NAC explained that MC Oluomo was granted a pardon after the mediation of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and other leaders but he refused to apologise.

The statement reads, “It will also be recalled that the National Administrative Council, during its meeting of 15th March 2022, graciously passed a resolution to grant pardon to the suspended state chairman if he shows remorse and tenders unreserved apology to the union.

“However, up till this moment, the suspended state chairman has bluntly neglected/refused to do so, hence, the decision to take decisive action against the Lagos state administrative council by dissolving the same.

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“The National administrative council in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 17, section 2. subsections (i) and (ii) of the constitution of the union, during its meeting of April 5th, 2022, has dissolved the Lagos State administrative council forthwith.

“In view of the fact that nature abhors a vacuum and in line with Article 42 section 4, the State Secretary, Seyi Bankole is hereby directed to take over the running of the affairs of Lagos State council pending the constitution of the caretaker committee after due consultations with appropriate relevant authorities, meanwhile, all members of the dissolved state administrative council are hereby directed to handover all property of the Union, including cash to the State Secretary.

“On the strength of the above development, therefore, all members of the union in Lagos State and beyond, including members of the public are hereby kindly requested to henceforth stop dealing with members of the dissolved Lagos State administrative council on issues concerning the union.”

This comes just a few days after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appointed MC Oluomo as an ‘ambassador of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA)’.

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