The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Oyo state branch, has distances itself from Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointed Chairman of the Parking Management System (PMS) Mukaila Lamidi, popularly called Auxiliary.
NURTW National Deputy General Secretary,Alh. Suleiman A. Musa, made the position known in a statement in Ibadan.
The statement read in part, “Mukaila Lamidi a.k.a Auxiliary, appointed as Chairman of the the notorious park Managers outfit, created by the Oyo State Governor was expelled from the Union way back in the year 2011 before he was empowered to unleash mayhem on the good people of Oyo State under the guise of running parks for the government.
“The NURTW is miffed by the persistent reports labeling the union with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointed Chairman of the Parking Management System (PMS) Mukaila Lamidi, popularly called Auxiliary and the Union is once again distancing itself from the atrocities committed by the individual”.
It also explained that Governor Seyi Makinde had proscribed the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW in the state since 31 May, 2019, hence the Union viewed the persistent reports linking it with the nefarious activities of the governor’s appointee as highly unacceptable and urged the Oyo State Government to do the needful and call him to order to prevent avoidable clashes resulting in wanton destruction of properties and loss of lives.
The statement describes the NURTW as a body of law abiding individuals making a living in the transport sector and aversed to all forms of violent activities capable of putting their source of livelihood in jeopardy, stating that the constitution of the Union was very clear in dealing with identified dissidents or bad eggs like the expelled Appointee of the Governor whose conduct so far had justified the position of the NURTW that such elements should not be accommodated among peace loving members.
It equally appeals to the media and the general public to stop attributing the excesses of the ignoble park Managers Outfit of the Oyo State Government or the nefarious undertaking of its appointed Chairman to the NURTW which remains committed to promoting and sustaining the peace at all times because the breach of peace would deprive members the opportunity to make a living in the industry.