- The chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, has been suspended
- MC Oluomo was reportedly suspended by the national body of the transport union over alleged misconduct and insubordination
- However, a source close to the NURTW boss in Lagos state said he had not been served with any suspension letter
Lagos - The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has reportedly suspended its Lagos chapter’s chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, indefinitely.
Legit.ng learnt that MC Oluomo had earlier been queried over alleged meddlesomeness in union matters and a protest staged by his supporters. They accused the NURTW national leadership of unnecessarily interfering in the state affairs.
Hand over to your deputy, NURTW tells MC Oluomo
Following his suspension, MC Oluomo has reportedly been directed to immediately hand over the mantle of leadership to his deputy and release all property belonging to the transport body in his possession to the state secretary.
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The NURTW said the decision to suspend MC Oluomo, as contained in a letter sent to him, aimed to prevent possible breakdown of law and order after it came to its notice that he was already inciting members against its national body in clear violation of the union's constitution.
The letter, dated Tuesday, March 9, stated that the national body resolved to suspend MC Oluomo after it became apparent that he was not apologetic over his actions even after he was directed to explain reasons for embarking on such.
The national body, in a letter signed by its General Secretary, Kabiru Yau, read in part:
“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.
“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.”
However, according to Vanguard, a source close to the embattled NURTW boss denied any receipt of the letter.
The source was quoted to have said:
“As I speak with you (9.30 am, Thursday, March 10), he has not received any letter of such. We were together few minutes ago."
NURTW Boss MC Oluomo appointed NDLEA ambassador
In another report, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has appointed the Lagos state NURTW chairman, MC Oluomo, as its ambassador.
This is part of the NDLEA's move to reinforce its partnership with the National Union of Road Transport Workers to tackle illicit drugs across Lagos state.
The spokesman of the Lagos state command of the NDLEA, Mallum Musa, said this in a statement signed on Friday, March 4, in Lagos.