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Breaking: Lagos State Govt Suspends NURTW Operations In Lagos Island




Lagos State Govt has suspended the operations of the NURTW in Lagos Island, particularly on Church Street, Eyin Eyo, and Idumota bridge indefinitely due to the recent clashes.

On Thursday 20th of Jan 2022, factions of the NURTW had clashed over the control of motor parks on the Lagos Island area of the state, leaving several people, including traders and commuters, injured.

The fracas, which extended to Friday, also paralysed business activities.

Due to these clashes that crippled activities that last week,  the Lagos state Government has decided to get involve, by suspending the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) operation.

Announcing the indefinite suspension of NURTW operations on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, added that the law enforcement team would flush out the Oju Opake boys lurking along Plaza around the Church Street axis.

Fayinka, who stated that the team would also deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic Rules and Regulations, stressed that the ban was to prevent further acts of violence around Idumota.

Fayinka disclosed that the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority would resume at Eyin Eyo axis and coordinate motorists’ operations at the park.

The ban was announced after a stakeholders’ meeting comprising the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Central Business District (CBD), and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island) and held at the Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

The special adviser, through a statement by the head of Public Affairs Officer for Ministry of Transportation, Bolanle Ogunlola, stated that the transport union managing the Keke Marwa and Mini Buses popularly called Korope, were also included.

‘State Security Operatives are hereby put on Red Alert to ensure Safety and Security of lives and property in Lagos Island and environs’ Fayinka stated.

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