Ondo State Government, on Tuesday, said it suspended the activities of National Union of Road Transport Workers and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria in the state in the state due to security concerns.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olabode Richards, told newsmen in Akure that the state did not place total ban on activities of the two unions.
On Monday, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had suspended activities of NURTW and RTEAN chapters in the state over alleged arbitrary increase in taxi fare and unruly behaviour.
“In view of the reports making the rounds, the governor wishes to make it clear that only the activities of the unions have been suspended. He has only suspended the activities of the union, particularly at the motor parks, following security reports suggesting an imminent clash between the two opposing factions in the union over leadership tussle.
“The governor’s intervention becomes imperative to forestall possible break down of law and order. He wishes to reiterate that he did not place a ban on the NURTW and RTEAN as unions, but swiftly suspended their activities pending a meeting with the two factions as soon as possible,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the leadership of both unions have been directed to vacate the state’s motor parks for peace to reign.