The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has placed a ban on all activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (TREAN) in the state following the leadership crisis of the two unions.
According to reports, the order was due to the leadership crisis of the two unions and the recent increase in the transport fares across the state.
The NURTW and TREAN ban in the state was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Doyin Odebowale on Monday in the state capital, Akure.
According to Odebowale, the order was with immediate effect. The governor’s side also added that the two unions leaders should vacate the motor parks across the state and stop collecting money from taxi drivers and other motorists in the state.
Odebowale directed all the taxi driver to go back to N50 fare per drop and ordered that the new ticket be purchased from the government.
Odebowale warned; “Every attempt to make life difficult for the people would be restricted and the security agencies have been notified to effect timely arrest and prosecution of the defaulters.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media are asking, can this happen in Lagos State?
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