Following claims of planned protest, Lagos Chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers, has dispelled the claim, adding that members of the union would abide by the directives of the governor.
A message which circulated earlier had alerted members of the public of an intended violent protest by members of the union which made the police also swing into action by deploying several officers across the state.
The message read, “We have information of an intending protest tomorrow by the National Road Transport Union, Lago Branch. Going by the past record of the union and its members, the protest could be very violent, especially around Ilupeju, Mushin, Mile 12, Ajah, and Lagos Island. Staff members are hereby advised to be on red alert and avoid there mentioned hot spots.”
However, the state NURTW Secretary, Oluwaseyi Bankole, distanced the union from the message and the said protest.
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to a protest rumoured to be from the members of the NURTW of the Lagos State Chapter.
“We want to categorically tell the general public that this is not true and that the people that are supposedly protesting are not recognized nor legal members of our union because we are abiding by the order given by the Governor of Lagos State.
“The general public is therefore advised to go about their daily activities without fear and whosoever that is found disturbing the peace and order in the state should be dealt with accordingly.”