Oyo NURTW appeals to Makinde to lift ban, says
The National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) in Oyo State, on Monday said its members have been facing financial hardship since Governor Seyi Makinde proscribed the union about a year ago.
It, therefore, appealed to the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes(CCII) and prominent individuals in the state to plead with the governor on its behalf to lift the proscription.
The union made the appeal in a statement signed by its leaders: Alhaji Abideen Olajide, aka Ejiogbe; Alhaji Lateef Opeyemi; Alhaji Waheed Adeoyo; Alhaji Abass Amolese, Alhaji Raufu Oloruntobi and Alhaji Lekan Aleshinloye.
They urged the governor to note that the union members had been law-abiding since the union was proscribed 11 months ago by the government.
“The NURTW in the state has continued to be to be law-abiding almost a year after the proscription of its activities by the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde, despite the fact that the teeming members are suffering with many of them not having means to take care of their families.
“We are therefore appealing to our traditional rulers, the CCII and prominent indigenes of the state to prevail on the governor to lift the proscription in the interest of the members who have continued to work for the development of the state.”
The union also commended the state’s efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and appealed to residents to cooperate with government