How Sanwo-Olu Prevented Lagos Transporters’ War

MC Oluomo's initial reluctance to leave his leadership mandate was reportedly due to the lucrative nature of the union’s business in the state
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Premium Times Nigeria

The recent resignation of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, as Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has uncovered a power struggle with the potential to escalate into a full-fledged conflict among transport unions in Lagos.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a strategic move to prevent this conflict, brokered a resolution among key stakeholders, resulting in significant changes in the union’s leadership.

The governor's decisive intervention played a crucial role in diffusing the tension within the NURTW in Lagos, as seen during the meeting at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, on January 1, 2024, where MC Oluomo officially announced his decision to resign from the position of Chairman.

During the meeting, MC Oluomo expressed his willingness to contest for the position of NURTW President, ceding power to Mustapha Adekunle, popularly known as Seego, the current Treasurer of the union in the state. This marked a significant shift in leadership, set to take effect before the end of January 2024.

MC Oluomo's initial reluctance to leave his leadership mandate was reportedly due to the lucrative nature of the union’s business in the state.

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