ABUGAS – The Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Police Force, and other security services have been urged by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to take prompt action against anyone attempting to instigate unrest in Abuja in the union’s name.
The request was made in reaction to a rumoured plot by the Lagos State Park Management Committee’s leadership to hold a violent demonstration in the capital of the country.
According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is the target of this protest because of the ongoing dispute inside the union.
The General Secretary of the Union, Comrade Anthony Chukwudi Asogwa, claims that a trustworthy intelligence tip indicates the leaders of the Lagos State Park Management Committee are preparing to organise goons from Lagos to Abuja.
Under the cover of the union, he clarified, these people are anticipated to wreak havoc and incite terror throughout the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Asogwa emphasised in a statement that the NURTW is a union dedicated to lawfulness and order, and that such behaviour is not typical of the union.
“Once more, we would like to alert the security services and the public about the scheme hatched by some leaders of the Lagos State Park Management Committee to hire thugs from Lagos to conduct a protest against the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) leadership concerning the union crisis,” he said.
According to trustworthy sources, they are travelling to Abuja with the goal of creating chaos and a crisis in the capital.
Through this channel, we demand that the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Police Force, and other security authorities act swiftly and firmly against anyone attempting to instigate a crisis in the city under the name of the union.
We would like it to be known that these people do not speak for our union and that we are not connected to this type of protest. Our members will not go to such lows as to cause confusion and interfere with the upkeep of peace and order since they are law-abiding individuals.
The Nigeria Labour Congress described the violent seizure of the NURTW national secretariat by members of the Park Management Committee from the South West as a coup against the union’s lawfully elected president.
Since then, the NLC has given Inspector General of Police Olukayode Egbetokun 48 hours to act and bring the situation back under control.