NURTW Suspends MC Oluomo Indefinitely As Lagos Chairman
From Ogundele Olanrewaju
The national leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has handed an indefinite suspension to its Lagos chapter’s Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called Mc Oluomo.
According to the letter of suspension signed by the NURTW General Secretary, Kabiru Yau, MC Oluomo is guilty of insubordination and inciting members of the union against the national leadership.
The letter dated March 9, 2022, directed MC Oluomo to hand over all union properties in his care to the state secretary and hand over the leadership to his deputy.
Naija News recalls before the latest development that the NURTW had issued a letter of query to MC Oluomo but in his response, he denied every allegation against him.
He argued that all the allegations levelled against him were false and baseless, saying that he is a promoter of peace.
The popular NURTW stalwart said he has not disobeyed any of the laws guiding the union’s operations in his dealings with other affiliate unions as claimed in the query.
However, the NURTW in its letter of suspension said his response is not satisfactory.
The letter of suspension 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, 2022.
“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”.