By Temitope Adedeji. Akure
Ondo State Government has announced the suspension of both the National Union of Road transport workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on special duties and strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale while addressing Government House correspondents said the suspension was with immediate effect.
He attributed the suspension to recent leadership tussles that rock both unions in Ondo state.
The SSA directed the leadership of both NURTW and RTEAN to vacate motor parks across the 18local government areas of the state and to stop collecting money from taxi drivers and other motorists
Dr Odebowale who also directed Taxi drivers to revert to the old price of N50 explained that new tickets would be purchased directly from the Government.
The Governor’s Senior Special Assistant said every attempt to make life difficult for the masses would be restricted adding that security agencies had been notified to effect timely arrest and prosecution of the defaulters.