The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has lifted the suspension order slammed on the Lagos state chairman of the union, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) and other members by former president of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa.
The newly inaugurated National President of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, lifted the suspension order in an inaugural address in Abuja.
He explained that one of the problems created by the former administration of Alhaji Baruwa was the arbitrary suspension and expulsion of members he considered his enemies.
“One of the main problems created by Baruwa was the arbitrary suspension and expulsion of members perceived as his enemies. Through this, he destroyed the union, especially in the southwest. So, I, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, on behalf of other members of my executive, leaders and members of our union throughout the country, hereby lift the illegal suspension of our esteemed members throughout the country.
“Of particular concern is the suspension of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, the Lagos state chairman of f our union. He was unfairly treated by Alhaji Baruwa. It was a pure case of misuse of power . We hereby appeal to Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya to come back home. NURTW is one big family and that is where you belong”
Alhaji Agbede stated that he would try and ensure that all the State councils of the union currently under the state owned Park and Garages Committee return back to NURTW
” By the special grace of God, we shall be meeting all the governors in southwest for discussion on how to work together. We will cooperate with them in Oyo, Ogun,Osun, Lagos,Ondo and Ekiti to get our union back on track. It is a new dawn in NURTW”
On other plans, he said the union under his leadership will work closely with the federal government to ensure that people get benefit from government programs.