NURTW National President, Alhaji Nojeem Yasin gave a word of assurance on Friday as indication emerges that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State might lift the ban placed on the transport workers.
Alhaji Nojeem Yasin while addressing journalists after a meeting with the Governor at the Agodi Government Secretariat, Ibadan said Governor Makinde had assured the leadership of his willingness to lift the ban provided the members can assure on maintaining peace in the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa confirmed the meeting between the governor and the transport workers, said the presence of the state security chiefs who at the meeting revealed the security situation of the union to the national president and his team made him agree that maintenance of peace and security is non-negotiable in the state.
Adisa further asserts the readiness of Governor Makinde to lift the proscription on the activities of the union provided they are ready to maintain peace among their members.
Naijaparry reported that the Oyo State governor had proscribed the Union on May 31st, two days after his inauguration as governor, following pockets of violence and leadership tussle between the members as a faction who claimed to be loyal to the government of the day insisted on a change of guard at the Unions state leadership levels immediately.
But the National President who had earlier on the twilight of the immediate past administration visited the state to inform the outgone government of the constitutional succession plan of the union which he claimed had always been through Congress and not guns and violence, as erroneously perceived in some quarters.