STATE GOVERNMENT BANS NURTW IN LAGOS ISLAND

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After a brief meeting with the Governor of Lagos state Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the commissioner of police as well as state Government officials yesterday, a decision has been made to suspend the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) on the island.

The decision for the suspension came as a result of the crisis that hit the ever lively and rocky area of Obalende following the death of the NURTW Leader’s aide: Ganiu aka Piero

Newsmen reported that the supposed was on his way home from a meeting that lasted till the early hours of Tuesday before Gunmen opened fire on him and other leaders of the NURTW. Ganiu was hit and unfortunately, he died on the spot while others sustained varying degrees of injury as they fled from the hail of bullets released by the assailants.

The streets and areas in Obalende have become a ghost town following Ganiu’s death as tensions have gripped residents ever since the news was broken. Report also has it that business activities have been grounded and residents have resorted to staying indoors.

Security men have however been heavily deployed to the area to curb any rising circumstance that may arise from the loss and ensure tranquility among citizens

Mr. Habib Haruna, the Chief Press secretary to the Governor released a statement yesterday evening after a meeting with the Governor and below are his words:

In view of the crisis rocking the NURTW chapter of the Lagos Island and the insecurity it is creating on the Island, the security council meeting today chaired by the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered that union activities be suspended on the Island until further notice”

Taking the security and safety of its citizens to heart, he asserted that the state Government will not tolerate any activity that would breach the peace of the state.

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