Gov Abiodun Set To Make Iyeru Park And Garages Manager As Ogun Assembly Suspends Activities Of NURTW
Ogun Assembly Suspends NURTW, Gov Abiodun Set To Make Iyeru Park And Garages Manager!
Alhaji Akeem Bodunrin aka Iyeru appears to be in for a better deal as he might soon be employed as a consultant to the Ogun State Government as the Manager of all the motor parks in the Gateway State.
This is against the backdrop of the resolution passed by the Ogun State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspending the activities of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
It was reliably gathered that the National President of the NURTW, Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, who hails from Ogun State and who was a chairman of the union in the state, is against the appointment of Iyeru as the Chairman of the Union in the state.
Sources said that Baruwa is against the candidature of Iyeru despite the fact that he is the preferred candidate of Governor Dapo Abiodun of the state.
The enmity between Baruwa and Iyeru reportedly dated back to over ten years with all efforts to reconcile both parties had been futile with Baruwa insisting that he would never allow Iyeru sit as the state Chairman of the Union despite several plea by Gov Dapo Abiodun.
It was gathered that with the new arrangement in the state, Baruwa and NURTW have lost out, “while Iyeru and his boys would have the last laugh as they would be in-charge of all the motor parks in the state and report directly to the state government.”
However, in passing the resolution, the Ogun State House of Assembly equally called on security agencies in the state to immediately secure the Secretariat of the NURTW in the state to avoid a breach of public peace.
The passage of the Assembly’s resolution followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Whip, Jemili Akingbade, and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly’s Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The resolution added that pending the resolution of the leadership issues within the union in the State, the state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun should set up a committee of experienced Unionists to be monitored by the House Committee on Transportation with a view to handling the Union’s operational week for the purpose of revenue collection to government’s coffers.
The Assembly action was consequent upon the earlier presentation by a member representing Odeda State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Hon. Oludaisi Elemide, who spoke under Personal Explanation intimating the Assembly of the ongoing leadership tussle between two factions within the union, leading to series of petitions received on the crisis in the union.
He stressed that such conflict was capable of disrupting the existing peace being enjoyed in the State, urging the State House of Assembly to take an urgent step to stem it before it degenerates, in the interest of the members of the general public.
The position was corroborated by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kunle Oluomo who noted that the Assembly had received series of complaints from different quarters on the impending breach of peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the State due to the power tussle between the two factions of the union.