Oyo NURTW Members Condemn Attack By PMS Official On Female Journalist
MEMBERS of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) have comdemned an alleged attack by an official of Oyo State Park Management System (PMS) on a female journalist in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday evening.
Recall that a female journalist, Mrs Zainab Olayiwola, who works with one of Ibadan popular radio station, Jamz FM, was allegedly given a hot slap by the Chairman, Park Management System (PMS), Tricycle section at Orita-Challenge, Liberty Academy, Idi-Iroko area of Ibadan, Akeem Animashaun a.k.a System.
According to a statement signed by their spokesperson, Mr Kayode Agbeyangi, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Monday, the NURTW members condemned the action in its entirety, stating that it is now evident that those saddled with the responsibility of managing the public transportation system are nothing but crop of irresponsible elements who are only bent on making life miserable for innocent masses.
The statement reads:”We have said it on countless occasions that these people who are given the mandate to manage the affairs of public transportation in Oyo State are those who have been responsible for public breach of peace even when the NURTW was still in place.
“They were doing all that in order for them to achieve a purpose of which was to get the NURTW proscribed. Now, they have been given the opportunity to play a sensitive role and they have constantly been failing as they continue to make life difficult for the masses.
“For a man to even contemplate slapping a woman is the height of gross irresponsibilty and display of chronic idiocy. By now, the general public would have known that these group of people do not have anything to offer but only to brag around and harass members of the public at will.
“It is on this note that we call on the general public to make it a point of duty to always expose the excesses of these disgruntled elements, so that the whole world would know what they are up to.”