Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said yesterday that the Southwest leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) lacked the right information and understanding to comment on events in the state.
The government urged the NURTW leadership to as a matter of genuine love for the Oyo State chapter of the union intervene and ensure that all the internal crises that led to the proscription by the government are amicably resolved.
Governor Makinde spoke exclusively through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, to The Nation on the heels of a seven-day ultimatum given the government to revert the proscription placed on the union in the state.
The Southwest NURTW leaders also warned the governor to revert the appointment of a former factional leader, Mr. Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as ‘Auxiliary’, as the Chairman, Disciplinary Committee for the parks, saying the union will begin a strike if the government fails to comply with their demands within seven days.
Reacting, Makinde said ‘Auxiliary’ and other individuals appointed to serve in the newly introduced Park Management
System got the appointment based on their individual merit and not as members of the proscribed NURTW.
He added that the new regime does not stop any individual in the transport business from plying his trade in any of the parks owned by the local government in trust for the state government.