Thursday, September 29, 2022

Idumota crisis: Sanwo-Olu suspends NURTW activities on Lagos Island

Lagos State Government has indefinitely suspended activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Eyin Eyo, Church Street and Idumota Bridge over last Thursday’s violence.

One person died in the clash between rival factions in the union, according to the police.

Oluwatoyin Fayinka, special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation, announced the ban at a stakeholders’ meeting comprising the NURTW, Central Business District and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island).

Fayinka directed the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority to resume at Eyin Eyo.

He also directed the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to station an armoured personnel carrier (APC) on Idumota Bridge to deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic rules and regulations and enforce the suspension of the NURTW within the axis and simultaneously stop the activities of Oju Opake boys along Plaza around Church Street axis.

Also suspended are the activities of the transport union at Church Street and John Street particularly Keke Marwa and minibuses (Korope).

“State Security Operatives are hereby put on red alert to ensure safety and security of lives and property in Lagos Island and environs,” Fayinka stated.

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