The Oasis Reporters
March 2, 2021
In the light of the erroneous reports making the rounds that Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu “banned” NURTW, RTEAN, Activities Over Security Concerns, The Oasis Reporters has earned praise for its professional news report even when the story was still breaking that the Transport Unions were only “suspended”.
The online media outlet even used the words, “suspends” once and “suspension”, twice, clearly exonerating The Oasis Reporters and setting it apart from other news outlets that said it was a ban.
Read our earlier report:
[ http://www.theoasisreporters.com/akeredolu-suspends-transport-sector-workers-unions-in-ondo-for-unilaterally-raising-fares-without-govt-knowledge/ ]
In a Press Statement issued by Olabode Richard Olatunde, the newly appointed Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oluwaotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, he clearly stated the facts.
Gov. Akeredolu Did Not Ban, But Suspended NURTW, RTEAN, Activities Over Security Concerns
Contrary to the reports making the round that the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has placed a ban on the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state, the Governor wishes to make it clear that only the activities of the unions have been suspended.
Governor Akeredolu 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 so as to forestall possible breakdown of law and order.
Governor Akeredolu 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 to hold presently.
In the meantime, the leadership of both Unions have been directed to vacate the motor parks for peace to reign.
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo state.