NURTW Appeals to Southwest States to Lift Ban for National Convention Representation - The Top Society

NURTW Appeals to Southwest States to Lift Ban for National Convention Representation


The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has issued a heartfelt appeal to the governments of Osun, Ondo, and Oyo states, urging them to lift the ban on the union’s activities within their respective territories. This appeal comes as the NURTW seeks seamless representation of the Southwest at its upcoming National convention.

The plea was made during the Zonal National delegate conference held at the union’s zonal secretariat in Osogbo. It is worth noting that bans had previously been imposed on the NURTW’s operations in five out of the six Southwest states.

The recent exception to this was Lagos, where the ban was lifted.

Originally, the Zonal delegate Conference aimed to elect three delegates who would represent the Southwest at the National delegate Conference scheduled for the 25th of October. Unfortunately, this objective couldn’t be realized due to the inactivity of the Union in Osun, Ondo, Ogun, and Oyo States.

As a result of the current ban, the Zonal delegate Conference has been postponed to the 19th of September in the hope that the Governors of the affected states will reconsider and lift the restrictions. The union emphasized that the Southwest’s presidency within the Union is crucial and should not face any hindrances.

In addition to this, the Union passed a significant resolution appointing Musiliu Akinsanya, known as ‘MC Oluomo,’ as the interim Zonal Chairman of the Union.


Tajudeen Baruwa, the acting National President of the Union, stressed the importance of charting a new course for the union at this juncture. Notably, representatives from various security agencies, including the Police, DSS, and FRSC, were in attendance at the event.

This appeal by the NURTW sets the stage for potential changes within the organization as it strives for unity and representation in the upcoming National convention.

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