NURTW Crisis: Apatira Suspends Activities Of NURTW In Itire-ikata LCDA


Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate LCDA, Hon. (Dr.) Ahmed Olarenwaju
Apatira has put a halt to the activities of National Union Of Road
Transport Workers (NURTW) in the council area, on Friday, 6th September,


The Council Helmsman hinted that the decision was taken
after numerous complaints of threats of looming anarchy amongst the
NURTW members were brought to the fore by residents of Itire-Ikate LCDA.

said the decision became inevitable due to intelligence report gathered
in the last few days of an impending factional overthrow and counter
overthrow of leadership of the Union within the local government area.

is worrisome that residents of Itire-Ikate LCDA cannot sleep with their
eyes close due to the lingering crisis that has emanated from the union
members few days ago.”

“All measures taken over time by security
personnel in the local government area to bring lasting and peaceful
resolution to the breakdown of peace, law and order by the members and
agents of the Union proved abortive as lives and properties in the local
government have come under severe threat.

The Chairman said that
the Council is invoking her constitutional right to own and manage
Motor parks as stated in “Schedule 4 made pursuant to Section 7 of the
1999 Constitution, paragraph 1e thereof, which provides for
Establishment, Maintenance and Regulation of Slaughter Houses, Slaughter
Slabs, Markets, Motor Parks and Public Convenience”.

“The suspension order would be in place till sanity and peace is guaranteed by members of the Union.”

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