The Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has denied reports that it is planning to stage a protest in the state.
Naija News report that the NURTW Secretary in the state, Oluwaseyi Bankole, gave the denial in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday. He was reacting to a widely circulated message of a planned protest by members of the transport union in various areas in the state. The message had alerted members of the public to be wary of a possible breakdown of law and order due to a planned protest by members of the transport union in the state. Reacting, Bankole asked Lagosians to ignore the message of any planned protest, saying that the union is not planning any protest in the state. According to the NURTW scribe, members of the union would abide by the directives of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who had banned the activities of the union. He said, “Our attention has been drawn to a protest rumored to be from the members of the NURTW of the Lagos State Chapter. “We want to categorically tell the general public that this is not true and that the people that are supposedly protesting are not recognized nor legal members of our union because we are abiding by the order given by the Governor of Lagos State. “The general public is therefore advised to go about their daily activities without fear and whosoever that is found disturbing the peace and order in the state should be dealt with accordingly.”
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