Concerned by the need to sustain existing peace and tranquility in the State, the Ogun State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, calling for the suspension of activities of the State’s Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and immediate closure of the Union’s Secretariat by security agencies, to avoid breach of public peace.
The passage of the resolution, followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Whip, Jemili Akingbade and supported by the Whole House, through a voice vote at a Plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, at the Assembly’s Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The resolution called on State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to set up a Committee, comprising experienced Unionists and monitored by the House Committee on Transportation, pending the resolution of the leadership issues within the Union, with a view to handling its operations for the purpose of revenue collection to government’s coffers.
This was consequent upon an earlier presentation by a member, representing Odeda State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Hon. Oludaisi Elemide, who spoke under Personal Explanation, intimating the Assembly of the ongoing leadership tussle between two factions within the Union, leading to series of petitions received on the crisis.
He stressed that such conflict was capable of disrupting the existing peace being enjoyed in the State, urging the House to take an urgent step to stem it before it degenerates.
The position was corroborated by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, who noted that the Assembly had received series of complaints from different quarters on the impending breach of peace and tranquility in the State, due to the power tussle between two factions of the Union.