Lagos Places NURTW, Other Unions Activities Under Indefinite Suspension
The Lagos State Government has placed indefinitely suspension on National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Island Chapter and other union activities, the action of was said to had been reached as result of crisis rocking the body.
It was learnt that the state government concluded on the action as alternative to get to root of problem causing issue within the union in the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that the decision was to forestall any further breakdown of law and order and ensure that the peace in the area was not hampered.
Speaking shortly after Security Council Meeting held at Lagos House chaired by the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Edgal stated that government would not hesitate to totally proscribe all union activities if members continue to disturb peace in the state and only way to avoid such was for the members of body to find ways to end their differences.
According to him, in view of crisis rocking the NURTW chapter and the insecurity it is creating on the Island axis of the state, the state government has ordered that union activities be suspended on the until further notice.
“We are also using the opportunity to call on NURTW leadership in the State that nobody or group of persons, organisations would be allowed to tamper with the peaceful security situation in Lagos State and that the Government would not hesitate to proscribe completely all union activities in the State if their members do not obey the laws of the land and ensure that their activities do not amount to breaching the peace.”
The police boss hinted that the command, under his leadership has began series of town hall meetings across the state to set the tone for policing in 2018 and inform residents on the need to take interest in knowing what is happening in and around their neighbourhood.
“In all the town hall meetings, the message has been the same. We have launched ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’. Knowing our neighbour is a vital aspect of community policing and community safety partnership and that aspect will improve neighbourhood security where at least we get to know what our neighbours do and we would be able to report any wrong doing.
“We are expected that wherever we are, either in our homes, in our churches, mosques, business premises, offices, we are expected to know who our neighbour is and what our neighbour does and if there is anything suspicious or untoward, we are expected to pass information quickly to the police in line with community policing,” Edgal said.