Hamburger: Ambode Bans Transport Unions In Oshodi
The ban follows the violence that erupted in the area after the killing of a popular union leader, Rasaq Bello, aka Hamburger last week Monday.
Hamburger was killed in Shogunle by members of a rival gang allegedly led by Samson Agbetoye, popularly called Golden.
The ban will affect the seven branches of the National Union of Road Transport Workers operating in the area.
The affected branches are LOB A, LOB D, LOB J, Oshodi A, Oshodi B, Oshodi C and Oshodi D.
The suspension order was disclosed at a press briefing on Monday by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Anofiu Elegushi.
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 suspension order was given after due consultation with relevant groups and it would remain in force until peace and tranquility returned to the area.
Also speaking, Lagos State Chairman of NURTW, Tajudeen Agbede said the branch is in support of the decision of government to suspend all union activities in Oshodi indefinitely, saying that the union was adequately consulted before the action was taken.