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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Musiliu Akinsanya the head of a committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state.
The appointment came hours after the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) sacked Mr Akinsanya (popularly known as MC Oluomo) as the chairman of its Lagos State chapter.
A statement by Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the government set up the Parks Management Committee in fulfillment of the government’s promise to ensure that events NURTW are not allowed to threaten law and order.
“The government has, therefore, exercised its constitutional powers to ensure that no vacuum, which can disrupt the peace of our dear state, is allowed to exist in the parks,” the statement said.
“This is a duty we owe all Lagosians and visitors.”
Last month, the state government had announced the suspension of NURTW activities in parks and garages across the state.
The suspension followed a conflict between Mr Akinsanya and the NURTW national body, which led the former to withdraw the membership of the Lagos State council from the union.
On Wednesday, the Punch newspaper reported that the NURTW national body had dissolved the Lagos State council because of Mr Akinsanya’s alleged insubordination and refusal to apologise.
While Mr Akinsanya will serve as the chairman of the committee, Hakeem Odumosu, the retired former police commissioner in Lagos, will act as the Government Liaison Officer.
Read full statement below:
Lagos Govt sets up Parks Management Committee
The Lagos State Government has set up a committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state.
This is in fulfillment of the Government’s promise to ensure that events in the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are not allowed to threaten law and order.
The Government has, therefore, exercised its constitutional powers to ensure that no vacuum, which can disrupt the peace of our dear state,is allowed to exist in the parks. This is a duty we owe all Lagosians and visitors.
Members of the committee, who have been selected following consultations with stakeholders in the sector, are:
1. Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (AIG Rtd) – Government Liaison Officer
2. Alh Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya – Chairman
3. Alh Sulyman B. Ojora – (Deputy Chairman )
4. Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam (Secretary)
5. Comrade Olayiwola Lemboye
6. Alh Mustapha Adekunle
7. Alh Ganiyu Shittu
8. Alh Mukaila Runsewe
9. Alh Sulyman Yusuf
10. Alh Mufutau Mutiu
11. Alh Yinka Hassan
12. Alh Sunday Ogunleye
13. Alh Moshood Omojowa
14. Alh Ismaila Aigoro
15. Alh Ibrahim Yusuf. O
16. Alh Akeem Tijani
17. Mrs Omolabake Adelakun
18. Comrade Kazeem Hassan
19. Alh Wasiu Amole
20. Alh Ganiyu Ayinde
21. Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye
22. John Victor Owolabi
23. Saburi Salami
24. Ibrahim Onitiju
25. Odusanya Gbenga
Members of the committee are to report to the Ministry of Transportation, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
The Government on March 10 suspended NURTW operations in all parks and garages, following the tension sparked by some events in the union.
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