Gov. Ambode bans NURTW activities on Lagos Island

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate suspension of all union activities on the Island indefinitely.

The decision was taken following the crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Island Chapter.

Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who announced this after a Security Council Meeting held at the Lagos House, Alausa and chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that the decision was to curb any further breakdown of law and order and restore peace in the area.

He said: “In view of the crisis rocking the NURTW chapter of the Lagos Island and the insecurity it is creating on the Island, the Security Council Meeting today chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered that union activities be suspended on the Island until further notice.

“We are also using the opportunity to call on NURTW leadership in the State that nobody or group of persons, organisations would be allowed to tamper with the peaceful security situation in Lagos State and that the Government would not hesitate to proscribe completely all union activities in the State if their members do not obey the laws of the land and ensure that their activities do not amount to breaching the peace.

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“In all the town hall meetings, the message has been the same. We have launched ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’. Knowing our neighbour is a vital aspect of community policing and community safety partnership and that aspect will improve neighbourhood security where at least we get to know what our neighbours do and we would be able to report any wrong doing.

“We are expected that wherever we are, either in our homes, in our churches, mosques, business premises, offices, we are expected to know who our neighbour is and what our neighbour does and if there is anything suspicious or untoward, we are expected to pass information quickly to the police in line with community policing”.

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