Less than 24 hours after the National Headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) dissolved the Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) led Lagos Council of the union, the Lagos State Government has set up a committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state, with Akinsanya as the Chairman.
The state government said the move is in fulfillment of the Government’s promise to ensure that events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are not allowed to threaten law and order in the state.
According to a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, members of the committee, who have been selected following consultations with stakeholders in the sector, are: Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (AIG Rtd) – Government Liaison Officer, Alh Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya- Chairman, Alh Sulyman B. Ojora – (Deputy Chairman ), Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam (Secretary), Comrade Olayiwola Lemboye, Alh Mustapha Adekunle, Alh Ganiyu Shittu, Alh Mukaila Runsewe, Alh Sulyman Yusuf, Alh Mufutau Mutiu.
Others are Alh Yinka Hassan, Alh Sunday Ogunleye, Alh Moshood Omojowa, Alh Ismaila Aigoro, Alh Ibrahim Yusuf. O, Alh Akeem Tijani, Mrs Omolabake Adelakun, Comrade Kazeem Hassan, Alh Wasiu Amole, Alh Ganiyu Ayinde, Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye, John Victor Owolabi, Saburi Salami, Ibrahim Onitiju, Odusanya Gbenga.
The commissioner stated in the statement that members of the committee are to report to the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
The Government on March 10 suspended NURTW operations in all parks and garages, following the tension sparked by some events in the union.