Oyo proscribes NURTW as government takes over parks

In what seems to be a proactive approach in curtailing outbreak of violence in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde has proscribed the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.

Declaring the activities of the NURTW as illegal, the state government also announced the immediate take over of all motor parks in the state.

In a statement by Gov. Makinde’s Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka, on Thursday, the governor urged people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation.

He informed the general public that the combined security task force has been put at alert to maintain peace and order.

Read the full statement below:

“While appreciating the good people of Oyo State for your steadfastness overtime and support for our administration, I want to reiterate our stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquillity in our state in order to engender commercial and human development.

“After today’s deliberation with Security stakeholders meeting involving security chiefs and Government, we have resolved to proscribe the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice.

“All activities of the Union remain illegal henceforth and we urge the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation, as combined security task force in every community of the state, have been charged to take control and maintain peace and order.

“To this end, all parks in the state have been taken over by the state government with immediate effect.”

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