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Lagos: Sanwo-Olu suspends NURTW operations indefinitely

The Lagos State government has suspended the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) operations in Lagos Island.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, disclosed that the ban was indefinite.

The decision followed the clash between rival members of NURTW in the Idumota area of the state.

Violence erupted last week in different parts of Lagos Island, leaving at least one dead and crippling commercial activities.

Following the clash, the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS), led by its Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi arrested two principal suspects.

RRS said the clashes have intermittently crippled commercial activities in the area.

Two suspects Kunle Poly and Sego were arrested at a meeting where the two NURTW members and some other stakeholders converged on Monday.

However, Akosile in a tweet, wrote: “Lagos State Govt has suspended the operations of the Transport Union (NURTW) in Lagos Island particularly on Church Street, Eyin Eyo, and Idumota bridge indefinitely due to the recent clashes that crippled activities in Idumota axis of the state.”

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