Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa, president of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has commented on his imprisonment by members of the Nigeria Police Continue Reading
In an earlier Bendelnews article, it was reported that police had detained Baruwa, the union’s general secretary Anthony Asogwa Chukudi, national trustee Olayi Odion, and principal assistant secretary Abdulrasak Yemi.
The Wuse Zone 3 Division in Abuja hosted the NURTW representatives. The police are alleged to have invited Baruwa and a former Lagos State chairman of the union, Tajudeen Agbede, for an interview following claims made by some organizations to stage a protest at the National Secretariat of the union, located at Garki 2, Abuja. For an Investigation on Friday, August 11.
However, in a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, Baruwa encouraged union members to follow the law and refrain from actions that would disturb the peace in their neighborhood.
He reminded state-level members that the union was working to find a solution to the issue and urged them to follow the law and conduct themselves regularly without any molestation.
He asserted that NURTW has upheld peace throughout the years and would not allow anything to jeopardize its track record of success.
Baruwa commended Comrade Joe Ajaero and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for moving swiftly to remedy the issue.
We’d like to take this chance to express our gratitude to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and our supporters at the state councils and branches for their help and support on this matter, he added”
“We are advising all of our members to conduct themselves in a lawful, tranquil, and serene manner during their daily activities. We want to assure you that the problem is being addressed and will be fixed quickly.
He claimed to have regained his freedom and to no longer be in police custody. Baruwa cautioned NURTW members from saying things that could hurt the union or cause division.
As a result, he begged the state chairmen and members to put the interests of the union before their own and work together to advance.