Governor Abiodun Does Not Allow NURTW to Collect Revenue for Ogun State
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Sunday did not allow the state’s National Highway Transportation Service (NUTRW) to resume collecting taxes and revenues on behalf of the government from state parking lots and garages.
Abiodun has banned NURTW from collecting dues and receiving income from parks after internal disagreements in the ranks of the union leadership.
However, the leadership crisis was quelled after the trade union secretariat in Acero, Abeokuta, was reopened last year under the chairmanship of Mustafa Ismail.
But Abiodun, who spoke through Information and Strategy Commissioner Abdulwahid Odusile on Sunday, warned NURTW executives and their agents to stay away from all parks and garages in the state lest they face the wrath of the law.
The warning was necessary in light of intelligence reports that the union plans to resume collecting dues and revenues on behalf of the government in public car parks and garages, he said.
This, he said, “contradicts the existing government decision prohibiting NURTW activities in all public parking lots and garages.”
Recall that after the crisis in the leadership of NURTW in the state, which threatened the safety of life and property, especially public transport in the state, the House of Assembly passed a resolution in June 2020 suspending the activities of the union. state.
“Subsequently, the government banned union activities in all parking lots and garages in the state,” Odusile said, referring to the governor.
The governor said security agencies were ordered to arrest and prosecute any NURTW member who opposed the warning.