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Here’s why Lagos State Could Ban NURTW



Babajide Sanwo-Olu has threatened to ban the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) “if they don’t conduct themselves well”.

According to Guardian, the governor mentioned this on Wednesday on a television program, where he affirmed that his administration was committed to delivering his greater Lagos vision.

Sanwo-olu said,

The NURTW is a national body of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). It is a registered trade union.Like other unions, they are under the supervision of the state government. We regulate and supervise them. They would be proscribed if they don’t conduct themselves well.

At a period like this – going to the end of the year, criminal activities are usually on the increase because people usually want to do things to make quick money. We are working on salvaging the situation. We have a new Commissioner of Police who has hit the ground running from the first day he came in.

One of the things that we realised that is happening everyday in the world is that security is also going tech; you need a lot of devices to monitor all of it.

Next year, we are building a new control and command centre as part of our safe city project, as part of our megacity security deliverables. We will have up to 2,200 high definition (HD) cameras across the state.

Sanwo-Olu also appealed to residents to ensure they register with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASSRA) for proper capturing and planning in order to prevent population explosion.

Thousands of people come into the city without plans, and we do not have any border control to mitigate this. A lot of people come into Lagos and they really don’t even have a place (to stay). They do not have a means where the next meal is going to come from; they do not know where they are going to sleep and that’s the reality.


  1. Oluomo

    December 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Leeemaaaooo! Hin no fit do am! Those are the current owners and sons of owners of Lagos.

  2. Aare

    December 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Conduct themselves well? according to what societal or environmental standards, those set by the DSS?

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