The Lagos State Government has suspended the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in some parts of Lagos Island indefinitely.
The affected areas are: Eyin Eyo, Church Street and Idumota Bridge due to the recent violence reportedly caused by the activities of the Union which crippled activities in the Idumota axis last week.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka announced the action following a meeting with members of the State chapter of NURTW, Central Business District, CBD, and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island) in Alausa to further prevent violence in the affected area
The Special Adviser explained that the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority will resume at Eyin Eyo, while the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, will station an Armored Personnel Carrier on Idumota Bridge to deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic Rules and Regulations and to enforce the suspension of the NURTW within the axis and simultaneously flush out the Oju Opake boys (hoodlums) lurking along Plaza around Church Street.
Also suspended are the activities of the transport union at John Street, particularly tricycles, popularly known as Keke Marwa and Mini Buses, known as Korope.
“State Security Operatives are hereby put on Red Alert to ensure Safety and Security of lives and property in Lagos Island and environs” Fayinka stated.