The Lagos state government has banned the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oshodi area of the state.
This follows the violence that led to the death of Rasaq Bello, a leader of Motorcycle Operators’ Association of Lagos State (MOALS) in Oshodi, popularly known as Hamburger.
Activities of NURTW in all the seven branches in the area were suspended indefinitely.
The affected branches are LOB A, LOB D, LOB J, Oshodi A, Oshodi B, Oshodi C and Oshodi D.
Addressing the briefing, the State’s Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi said throughout the duration of the suspension order, a team of State Government officials and security personnel would be mandated to oversee and monitor the transport operations within the affected branches to ensure they do not collect any ticket or fees from transport operators.
He said the suspension order was taken after due consultation with all the relevant stakeholders concerning the crisis, and that it would remain in force until peace and tranquility returned to the area, adding that the lifting of the ban would only be based on appropriate security reports.