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Suspended MC Oluomo dissolves Lagos NURTW

Mr Akinsanya was earlier suspended by the national body of the union on grounds of insubordination and incitement to violence.

• March 10, 2022
Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo
Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo

Suspended chairman of the National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Musiliu Akinsanya, has announced the pull out of Lagos road workers from the union.

Mr Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, who was earlier suspended by the national body of the union on grounds of insubordination and incitement to violence, says withdrawing Lagos state’s membership from the union is to bring about peace. 

“Therefore, I, Comrade Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, on behalf of the State Administrative Council (SAC), State Executive Council (SEC) members and the entire union rank and file members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Council with over 200 Branches and Zones hereby resolve to immediate withdrawal of our membership and operation from the National body of NURTW for peace to reign in Lagos State and to write the Lagos State Governor, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and other relevant agencies about our decision,” Mr Akinsanya announced at the state’s secretariat in Agege on Thursday. 

“It is important to state that our action is in line with section 40 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended, which provides as follows: Every person shall be entitled to assembly freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any association for the protection of his or her interests. This means that every person shall be entitled to join an association and exit freely without molestation.

“In view of this and the crisis at hand, Lagos State Government is hereby invited to consider its white paper on Transport Union activities, 2004 section 5C, which states that the government should take over the management of any garage or motor park where there is a crisis until such is resolved by the consultative committee,” Mr Akinsanya added.

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