The Lagos State Government has dissolved its Park and Garages Committee to allow the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to coordinate activities across motor parks and garages in the state.
The dissolution was made on Friday after the state governments lifted the indefinite suspension placed on NURTW barely one year and a half ago over internal leadership wrangling between members.
It is also coming 24 hours after the former Lagos State Parks and Garages Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, publicly returned to the NURTW with thousands of his members in the state.
The decision to dissolve the LASPG was approved by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was said to have instructed the Ministry of Transportation to dissolve the committee and return the NURTW.
The Transport Permanent Secretary also lauded the executives of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Committee for holding forth while urging the union to maintain peace and operate within the ambit of their constitution as they commence transition back to NURTW.
The Lagos State Government, Former National President of the Union and Chairman Transition Committee, Najeem Yasin, applauded the efforts of the state government and the ministry in the resolution process.
At the union headquarters in Lagos, formal re-introduction into the union was done to absorb the Lagos State Parks and Garages back into NURTW.
Mc Oluomo was suspended in March over alleged misconduct, insubordination and incitement.
The Lagos NURTW leader was accused of planning to instigate mayhem in the union branches that fail to obey his instructions.
In a letter to Akinsanya, Kayode Agbeyangi, general secretary of the union, said the decision to lift the suspension was taken during its emergency central working committee meeting (CWC) on August 31.
“I am directed to notify you that your suspension from office as the Lagos state chairman of our great union is hereby lifted with effect from today 1st of September, 2023,” Agbeyanji said.
“The above decision was taken during an emergency Central Working Committee meeting (CWC) of the union dated 31st August, 2023 at the NURTW National Secretariat office complex, plot 1236 Sapele street Garki II, Abuja.
“While thanking your for your cooperation and understanding, please accept the renewed assurance of our highest regards.”
On Thursday MC Oluomo chaired a meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) held in Agege Local Government.
At the meeting, MC Oluomo and the LASPG former members were seen wearing the NURTW uniform as well as promising to work for the transport union’s growth.
According to a transport operator present at the meeting, SEC members complied with directives earlier received from MC Oluomo, as they wore the old NURTW uniform.
“This (SEC) Monthly Meeting must be strictly attended by all three principal officers, while coming you are to come along with four officers, under each Branch/Zone and you all must be well dressed in your complete NURTW Uniform outfit, while your punctuality will be strictly registered as you attend,” a message sent to members read.