Oyo Govt. Reads the Riot Act to NURTW Leaders

The Oyo State Government has warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the social media.

A statement by the state’s Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Professor Raphael Afonja says the government of Governor Seyi Makinde would bring the full weight of the law to bear on anyone caught disturbing peace and order in the state.

The statement calls on the residents of the state to ignore the empty threats by leaders of the suspended union and go about their lawful businesses.

According to the statement, the state government and all the security agencies in the state remained alert and on top of the security situation.

It maintains that the leaders of the NURTW might have misinterpreted the Park Management System, which is aimed at rebranding the management of motor parks in the state.

It adds that government will not sit and watch some individuals threaten the peace of the state.

The statement explains that new Park Management Systems (PMS) initiative, apart from being introduced to sanitise the poor state of the parks across the state, would also assist in boosting the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and also provide employment to the teaming youths across the state.

Similarly, Commissioner for Information and Culture, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, in an interview with Radio Nigeria, has maintained that NURTW remained proscribed, pointing out that the union cannot teach the state government how to bring development to the people.

Dr Olatunbosun urged member of the public to go about their normal businesses as government is on top of the situation.

This followed reports making round that some leaders of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW in the state posited that Governor Seyi Makinde led government should jettison the idea of Park Management Systems (PMS)

Iyabo Adebisi

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