The Oyo State Government has warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the State to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
A statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Professor Raphael Afonja, noted that the Government of Governor Seyi Makinde would bring the full weight of the law to bear on anyone caught disturbing peace and order in the State.
The Government further called on the residents of the State to ignore the empty threats by leaders of the suspended Union and go about their lawful businesses, noting that the State Government and all the Security Agencies in the State remained alert and on top of the security situation.
The Government maintained that though the leaders of the NURTW might have misinterpreted the Park Management System which is aimed at rebranding the management of Motor Parks in the State, it would not sit idly and watch some individuals threaten the peace of the State.
The statement further explained that new Park Management Systems (PMS) initiative, apart from being introduced to sanitise the poor state of the Parks across the State, would also assist in boosting the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and also provide employment to the teaming youths across the State who would be recruited by the Park Managers.
The Commissioner also reiterated the ban on activities of the NURTW at the Parks in the State, pending the resolution of the Union’s internal conflicts.