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NURTW suspends MC Oluomo indefinitely over alleged misconduct

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The Lagos chapter’s chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, has been suspended by the National Union of Road and Transport Workers for alleged misbehavior and insubordination to the union management.

It could be recalled that Oluomo recently led a demonstration in which he and some of his supporters accused the national union of intervening in state issues unnecessarily.

Oluomo’s suspension was based on the assumption that he incited members of the state chapter against the apex body, which is against the NURTW constitution, according to a letter sent by the NURTW.

To avoid a leadership vacuum in the state, the body has also ordered MC Oluomo to immediately hand over the baton of leadership to his deputy chairman and release all property pertaining to the transport authority in his control to the State Secretary.

It said that the decision to suspend MC Oluomo indefinitely was made to avoid a breakdown in law and order after it was discovered that he was already inciting members against the union.

The national body stated in a letter dated March 9th, 2022 that it resolved to suspend MC Oluomo when it became clear that he was not contrite about his acts, even after he was asked to explain his actions.

According to a letter signed by Kabiru Yau, the NURTW’s General Secretary, the Union vowed to regularly ensure that the NURTW constitution is respected and adhered to by members across the country.

The letter reads: “This is to convey to you that in line with Article 42 section 5, subsection I, II, III, IV, V, and VIII of the union’s constitution, you have been placed on indefinite suspension from office as State Chairman of Lagos State Council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) with effect from March 9th, 2021.

“Your suspension is sequel to sustained acts of insubordination and gross misconduct coupled with your clandestine plans to instigate crisis and unleash mayhem on any branch or branches of the union in Lagos state that refuses to obey your order or instructions not to accept directives from the national headquarters of the Union.

“Your orchestrated plan to attack branches that may disobey your orders aforesaid will ultimately endanger public peace and order in Lagos state. It is also very likely to threaten and/or affect the lives and property of the peace-loving people of Lagos state, particularly those doing their legitimate businesses within motor parks, hence the urgent need to take drastic actions against him.

“It is on record that you were earlier issued with queries on 25th of February 2022 and 3rd of March, 2022 respectively in which you were directed to explain the circumstances surrounding your untoward actions and to also show cause why disciplinary actions should not be taken against you for such acts of insubordination. You bluntly neglected/refuse to respond to the second query, while your response to the first query was unsatisfactory.

“In view of your suspension, you are hereby directed to hand over the mantle of leadership of the Lagos State Council to the State Deputy Chairman and also surrender all Union properties in your possession to the State Secretary of the Union forthwith.”

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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