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Ogun NURTW denies alleged crisis

By Kolade Larewaju
THE National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has debunked allegations that there was tension in the Union in Ogun State, stressing that there was no plan to cause chaos in the state.

The union in a statement by its state Secretary, Mr. Adeyemi Raymond, said the stakeholders in the Union were working vigorously to ensure implementation of the peace accord reached at a meeting presided over by Governor Olugbenga Daniel.

The Union, added that the constitution of the Union did not give room for any “miscreants” and “cult members” to be installed as unit executives as claimed in some publications, saying that the criteria given by the governor had not in anyway been flouted.

It said the Union currently has 38 branches with caretaker committee operating in five branches on temporary basis as it said efforts were on to resolve differences noticed in those units.

“We want to place it on record that the NURTW in Ogun State is united and peaceful, for a member of any association or body to warn of ‘imminent clash’ as claimed is a clear indication that such member is violence-minded. There are ways of making grievances known without resulting to or threatening violence.

“We hereby call on relevant authorities to put measures in place to prevent such self proclaimed aggrieved members from carrying out this threat”.

The union contended that the leadership of Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, would not support violence in any form in any of the parks and also assured residents of the state not to entertain any fear as regards the publication.


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