Lagos State government on Monday announced the indefinite suspension of
all union activities in seven branches of the National Union of Road
Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oshodi area of the state.
government took the decision after crisis broke out in Oshodi following
the murder of a prominent member of NURTW in the area, Alhaji Rasaq
Balogun, also known as Hamburger.
The state Acting Commissioner
of Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, who gave the directive at a
press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja,
said there would be no collection of tickets/fees from commercial buses
while the suspension lasts.
He said the state government
officials and security personnel have asked to monitor transport
operations within the seven branches to ensure compliance with the
The commissioner said the suspension would remain in force until peace returns to the area.