BREAKING: Hamburger: Ambode bans transport unionism in Oshodi, tightens security (Here Why)


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has suspended transport unionism in Oshodi, in Lagos.

This followed violence that erupted after the killing of a popular union leader, Rasaq Bello, aka Hamburger.

Hamburger was the Chairman of Motorcycle Operators’ Association of Lagos State, Oshodi chapter.

The suspension order was disclosed at a press briefing on Monday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Anofiu Elegushi.

He said the ban will affect all the seven branches of the National Union of Road Transport Workers operating in Oshodi area.

The commissioner said while the order lasts, there will be no issuance of tickets or collection of money from commercial vehicles operating in the area.

He said the governor also ordered increased security cover for the area.

On Sunday, the Nigeria Police announced that the arrest of factional leaders of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (​RTEAN​).

A statement by Public Affairs Officer​ of Lagos State Task Force​, Adebayo Taofeek, quoted Chairman​, Superintendent​ of Police Olayinka Egbeyemi, as assuring Lagosians of safety of lives and property​.

Recall that a video of Hamburger’s supporters marching and shooting bullets through Oshodi streets emerged at the weekend.

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