Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, has suspended the operations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state with immediate effect.
Doyin Odebowale, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties and Strategy, announced this while addressing journalists on Monday in Akure, the state capital.
According to Odebowale, his principal ordered the suspension following the recent crisis within the unions in the state over leadership tussles.
Governor Akeredolu, his aide said, directed the leadership of both NURTW and RTEAN to vacate motor parks across the 18 local government areas of the state and to stop collecting money from taxi drivers and other motorists.
Odebowale also announced that taxi drivers operating in the state have been directed to revert to the old price of N50 per drop.
He explained that new tickets will be purchased directly from the government.
The governor’s aide stated that every attempt to make life difficult for the masses would be restricted, adding that security agencies had been notified to effect timely arrest and prosecution of the defaulters.