Executive Governor of Oyo State,Southwest Nigeria, Seyi Makinde.
In what appears to be a lasting solution to the incessant crises that has become the hall mark of the activities of commercial drivers in the state, the newly sworn in Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has banned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.

This was announced by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Bisi Ilaka, on Friday.

According to him, the proscription became necessary as a means of putting an end to the violence and crises that often arise within the union.

It would be recalled that on May 29, 2019, as the inauguration of the governor was ongoing, elements suspected to members of the union had disrupted activities around the Liberty Stadium venue of the event. Sources hinted of the plan by members of a faction of the union to effect a violent change in the Union’s leadership on the inauguration day.

No fewer than six arrests had been made by the police command in the state, as a consequence.

Residents in the state had continued to witness tension particularly in Ibadan the state capital a couple of other major towns following the election of the Governor on the March 9, 2019 general elections.  His defeat had not been accepted by a vast majority of the Union, who are alleged to have close relationship with the now out-gone governor, Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The current governor is of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

NURTW in Oyo State has a history of violence, resorting in its leadership often pledging allegiance to opposing political actors in the state, in which lives have occasionally been lost needlessly.

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