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NURTW operations suspended in some areas of Lagos



Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) activities at Eyin Eyo, Church Street and Idumota Bridge, in Lagos Island, indefinitely following violence in the areas.

The development was announced by the Special Adviser to the governor on transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka during a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday held at Alausa, Ikeja.

The stakeholders meeting comprised of the NURTW, Central Business District, CBD, and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island).

He also noted that the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, has been directed to deploy Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) on Idumota Bridge to deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic rules and regulations.

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They will also enforce the suspension of the NURTW within the axis and simultaneously flush out the Oju Opake boys lurking along Plaza around Church Street axis.

Also suspended are the activities of the transport union at Church Street and John Street, particularly Keke Marwa and Mini Buses (Korope). 

Fayinkaa added that the RRS, in collaboration with the State Police Command, will ensure safety of lives in the area.

“State security operatives are hereby put on red alert to ensure safety and security of lives and properties in Lagos Island and environs,” Fayinka stated.

Meanwhile, Rapid Response Squad led by its Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, had on Monday arrested NURTW leaders, Kunle Poly and Sego.

They were identified as the principal suspects in the recurring clashes in Idumota and its environs, which had intermittently crippled commercial activities in the area.

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