Transport Union President to meet with Oyo Governor

Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan


The National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW in Oyo State, Alhaji Najeem Yasin, says the National Executive Council of the union will meet with Governor Seyi Makinde, over the proscription of the Union in the State.

Alhaji Yasin said this in a statement sent from Saudi Arabia where he is currently performing the lesser hajj.

He warned members of the Union against acting contrary to the proscription order by the Governor, saying they should be law-abiding.

Leadership Tussle
Makinde had on Friday proscribed the activities of the NURTW in the State due to pockets of violent attacks recorded over leadership tussle rocking the Union, which led to the arrest of 29 members of the Union by security agencies.

The NURTW boss, however, enjoined all the members of the Union to remain calm and continue with their lawful business activities, despite the embargo placed on the activities of the Union by the Governor.

Yasin stated that the National Executive Council of the Union would meet Makinde immediately he (Yasin) returns from Saudi Arabia, that the proscription order of the Governor on NURTW remains sacrosanct.

Yasin enjoined members of the Union to allow peace to reign, adding that the Union “is known for supporting any government in power and that of Oyo State will not be an exception,” Yasin said.

He congratulated Governor Makinde and promised the loyalty of all members of the Union to his administration in Oyo State.


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