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Ondo Orders NURTW, RTEAN to Cease Operations

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The Ondo State Government has suspended the operations of the National Union of Road transport workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in all the 18 local government areas of the state, with immediate effect.

The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale disclosed this on Monday while addressing Government House correspondents in Akure, the state capital.

Dr Odebowale said the suspension of the transport unions was as a result of the recent leadership crisis within the unions.

The SSA directed leadership of both NURTW and RTEAN to vacate motor parks across the eighteen local government areas of the state, and also stop collecting money from taxi drivers and other motorists.

He also directed taxi drivers to revert to the old fare of fifty naira from the one hundred naira per drop being charged.

According to the governor’s aide, new tickets would be purchased directly from the state government.

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