Several weeks after the Lagos State Government suspended operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the State following a leadership tussle, the State Government has set up a 25-member Parks Management Committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state.

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso disclosure this in a statement issued on Thursday, saying the committee was in fulfillment of the government’s promise to ensure that events in the NURTW were not allowed to threaten law and order in the state.

The Parks Management Committee is to be headed by the sacked Chairman of NURTW, Lagos State chapter, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.

Mr. Omotoso said the government had, therefore, exercised its constitutional powers to ensure that no vacuum, which could disrupt the peace of the state, was allowed to exist in the parks.

Omotosho pointed out that the members of the committee have been selected following consultations with stakeholders in the sector stating that members of the committee were to report to the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.

Recall that earlier in March, the National body of the NURTW, suspended from office, the Chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the union, MC Oluomo, who has been having a running battle with the national executive of the union over the control of the state chapter, over alleged misconduct and insubordination to the union management.

Cynthia Akere

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