- MC Oluomo has opened up on the attack on members of the NURTW in Obalende on Thursday, February 11
- The Lagos NURTW boss alleged that his members were attacked by thugs sponsored by RTEAN
- Recall that there was pandemonium in Lagos when two rival NURTW factions clashed
Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, Lagos chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) popularly known as MC Oluomo, has finally broken silence on the clash that took place in Obalende axis of the state.
In a report by The Nation, MC Oluomo accused members of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) of sponsoring thugs to attack his members in a bid to take over the park.
Legit.ng recalls that a violent and brutal clash between factions of the NURTW on Thursday, February 11, disrupted business activities at Obalende, Lagos Island.
Lagosians who went about their usual daily activities were thrown into confusion especially after hearing rapid gunshots said to have come from around the Ken Salem House.
According to MC Oluomo, six members of the NURTW have been reported injured.
The NURTW chairman questioned why RTEAN would resort to attacking his members at their own controlled parks when the union has its own garage.
He called on the transport union not to take his peaceful overtures as a sign of weakness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that members of the NURTW have been banned from collecting dues and revenues on behalf of the government at the motor parks and garages in Ogun state.
A statement on the ban was issued by the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun on Sunday, February 7.
In a statement released by the commissioner for information and strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, the governor told the leadership of the NURTW and their operatives to stay away from all parks and garages in the state.
The state government disclosed that the warning became necessary in view of intelligence reports by the security agencies that the union is planning to resume collection revenues at the motor parks in the state.
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