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BREAKING: OYO STATE GOVERNMENT BANS NURTW

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Ife Adewole

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The Oyo State Government has banned the activities of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NUTRW on Friday.

The statement was announced following the alleged security breaches and factional clashes of the union members in some areas in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

The chief of Staff to the Oyo State government, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka in a press conference announced the proscription. He said, “while appreciating the good people of Oyo State for their steadfastness overtime and support for this administration, we stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquility in the state in order to engender commercial and human development.

“After today’s deliberations, with security and stakeholders meeting involving security chiefs and the governor, we have resolved to proscribe the NURTW in this state until further notice.

“All activities of the union remain illegal henceforth, we urge the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation as combined security task force in every community of the state have been charged to control and maintained peace and order.

“Parks and garages in the state have been taken over by the Oyo State Government with immediate effect”.

The two main factions of Oyo state NURTW started their long rivalry during the inauguration ceremony of Governor Oluseyi Makinde on Wednesday at Liberty stadium.

It was learnt that, Alhaji Mukaila Auxiliary faction are ready to use machineries to rescind the NURTW power from the incumbent chairman faction, Alahji Aberdeen Ejiogbe.

Since Wednesday, series of fight had broken up between the factions, as hot spots like : Beree, Iwo Road, Oritamerin, Ayeye, Labiran, Iyana Church and others had witnessed the deadly NURTW imbroglios.

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