Looming Crisis: Ogun Assembly Wants Police, DSS To Secure NURTW's Secretariat - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Looming Crisis: Ogun Assembly Wants Police, DSS To Secure NURTW's Secretariat



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 Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW),  and that security agencies should immediately secure the Secretariat of the union in the State to avoid breach of public peace.

The passage of the Assembly's 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 added that pending the resolve of the leadership issues within the union in the State, the Governor, Prince  Dapo Abiodun should set up a committee of experienced Unionists to be monitored by the House Committee on Transportion with a view to handling the Union's operational week for the purpose of revenue collection to government's coffers.  

The Assembly action, was consequent upon the 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 in the union.

He stressed that such conflict was capable of disrupting the existing peace being enjoyed in the State, urging the State House of Assembly to take an urgent step to stem it before it degenerates, in the interest of the members of the general public.

The position was corroborated by the Speaker, who noted that the Assembly had received series of complaints from different quarters on the impending breach of peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the State due to the power tussle between the two factions of the union.

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