NURTW Orders MC Oluomo to Hand Over to Deputy

March 10, 2022
MC Oluomo

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has suspended the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the organisation, Mr Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo.

A statement issued by the national body of the transport workers in Nigeria accused the transporter of inciting members of the state chapter against the leadership of the unit.

MC Oluomo was also alleged to have been engaged in an act of misconduct, relating his actions to the recent protest by loyalists of the union leader, accusing the national leaders of interference.

According to the NURTW, the decision to suspend MC Oluomo indefinitely is to prevent any breakdown of law and order after it came to its notice that he was already inciting members against the union, an act that is completely against the NURTW constitution.

“This is to convey to you that in line with Article 42 section 5, subsection I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII of the union’s constitution, you have been placed on indefinite suspension from office as State Chairman of Lagos State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with effect from March 9th, 2022.

“Your suspension is sequel to sustained acts of insubordination and gross misconduct coupled with your clandestine plans to instigate crisis and unleash mayhem on any branch or branches of the union in Lagos state that refuses to obey your order or instructions not to accept directives from the national headquarters of the union.

“Your orchestrated plan to attack branches that may disobey your orders aforesaid will ultimately endanger public peace and order in Lagos state. It is also very likely to threaten and/or affect the lives and property of the peace-loving people of Lagos state, particularly those doing their legitimate businesses within motor parks, hence the urgent need to take drastic actions against him.

“It is on record that you were earlier issued with queries on 25th of February 2022 and 3rd of March, 2022 respectively in which you were directed to explain the circumstances surrounding your untoward actions and to also show cause why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you for such acts of insubordination. You bluntly neglected/refuse to respond to the second query, while your response to the first query was unsatisfactory,” a letter conveying the suspension of MC Oluomo and signed by the General Secretary of NURTW, Mr Kabiru Yau, stated.

As a result of this, the suspended union leader has been directed to immediately hand over to his deputy chairman and release all properties belonging to the union in his possession to State Secretary.

“In view of your suspension, you are hereby directed to hand over the mantle of leadership of the Lagos State Council to the State Deputy Chairman and also surrender all Union properties in your possession to the State Secretary of the union forthwith,” the letter emphasised.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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