Breaking: Nigerian governor bans NURTW, RTEAN from collecting revenues at parks

Breaking: Nigerian governor bans NURTW, RTEAN from collecting revenues at parks

- The Ondo state government has banned the operation of NURTW in the state

- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the transport union won't be allowed to resume the collection of revenues at motor parks.

- Akeredolu disclosed the punitive measure that awaits NURTW members who refuse to obey its directive

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Days after he was sworn-in for the second term as the governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has banned activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) from all motor parks in the state.

The Nation reports that both unions were warned to stop collecting dues and levies from commercial drivers in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu, who spoke through his senior special assistant on special duties and strategy, Doyin Odebowale, said the ban of the driver unions’ activities was due to leadership tussles in Ondo state.

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Breaking: Nigerian governor bans NURTW, RTEAN from collecting revenues at parks
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has warned the two unions to stop collecting dues and levies from commercial drivers in the state. Credit: @RotimiAkeredolu
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He said new tickets would be sold directly by government officials and urged commercial drivers to revert to the old price of N50 per drop.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported a very violent and brutal clash between factions of the NURTW on Thursday, February 11, disrupted business activities at Obalende, Lagos Island.

It was reported that 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.

In a related report, 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.

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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 the collection of revenues at the motor parks in the state.

The statement recalled that the activities of NURTW were suspended at motor parks due to the leadership crisis in the union.

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