Fresh tension is rising in Oyo State over the proscription of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday.
While still contending with the tension from the local government chairmen in the state who lost their jobs on Wednesday, GovernorMakinde in his sweeping reform, declared the activities of NURTW illegal; announcing the immediate take-over of all motor parks in the state.
The governor in a statement by his Chief of Staff, Bisi Ilaka, on Thursday, appealed to the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation.
National Daily learned that Governor Makinde being conscious of the possibility of violent outbreak from the decision assured the people of Oyo State that combined security task force in every community of the state have been mandated to take control and maintain peace and order.
The statement reads: “While appreciating the good people of Oyo State for your steadfastness overtime and support for our administration, I want to reiterate our stand on the need to maintain peace and tranquility in our state in order to engender commercial and human development.
“After today’s deliberation at the Security stakeholders meeting, involving security chiefs and Government, we have resolved to proscribe the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) until further notice.
“All activities of the Union remain illegal henceforth and 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 take control and maintain peace and order.
“To this end, all parks in the state have been taken over by the state government with immediate effect.”