The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has directed the former state chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, to vacate the union’s state secretariat in Agege, Lagos.
Recall that last month, MC Oluomo pulled out of the union after being suspended by the national body over alleged insubordination.
Lagos State Government subsequently appointed him chairman of parks management committee to oversee the affairs of public transportation in the state.
At a press briefing during the weekend, chairman of the caretaker committee for Lagos state council of the union, Fatai Adesina, who was appointed by the national body, appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to compel MC Oluomo and his colleagues to stop using NURTW secretariat since they are no longer members of the union.
“lt’s not proper and negates common sense. You renounce your membership of the union but you still hold tight to the property of the union,” Adesina said.
“We are appealing to the state government to help talk to the members of the committee to vacate our office. That complex belongs to the NURTW and since you said you are no longer a member, courtesy demands that you drop all the union’s property in your possession.”
Adesina stressed that one of the terms of reference given to the caretaker committee is to collect all the union’s property, including cash, from MC Oluomo’s administration.
It would be recalled that Lagos State government had appointed MC Oluomo as the chairman of its newly established Parks Management Committee.
MC Oluomo was sacked on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, by the national body of the union, for not showing remorse after his initial suspension for insubordination and abuse of office.
The appointment was contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso. The new committee would be overseeing the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state.