Lagos govt suspends NURTW operations after bloody clashes in Idumota

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State government on Tuesday, suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos Island.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, confirmed that the banned was indefinite.

The decision followed the clashes between rival members of NURTW.

Violence erupted last week in different parts of Lagos Island, leaving at least one dead and crippling commercial activities.

Following the clash, the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), led by its Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi had arrested two principal suspects.

RRS said the clashes have intermittently crippled commercial activities in the area.

Two suspects Kunle Poly and Sego were arrested at a meeting where the two NURTW members and some other stakeholders converged on Monday.

However, Akosile in a tweet, wrote: “Lagos State Govt has suspended the operations of the Transport Union (NURTW) in Lagos Island particularly on Church Street, Eyin Eyo, and Idumota bridge indefinitely due to the recent clashes that crippled activities in Idumota axis of the state.”

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