The leadership of the Ondo State House of Assembly has reconciled the factional members of the Ondo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
Reports have it that the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun organized a peace meeting in the state capital, Akure to resolve the crisis rocking the transport union.
He urged the warring factions to reach a compromise in settling their differences, warning that the state would not tolerate any act that threatens the peace enjoyed in the state.
Leaders of the two factions, Jacob Adebo, Gbenga Ijalade, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole and Chairman House Committee on Public Utilities and Transport, Hon Towase Kuti. Rt Hon Oleyelogun were present at the meeting.
The Speaker said, “Government would not watch as the existing peace in the state was being threatened by any group in any guise.
“This House of Assembly will not allow any threat to the reigning peace in Ondo State from the National Union of Road Transport Workers or its affiliate groups.”
Recall that two persons lost their lives when factions of the NURTW clashed in Ondo State on March 9, 2021.
Reports have it that commercial drivers were armed with dangerous weapons, attacked themselves, and vandalized vehicles while traders, commuters as well as pedestrians scampered for safety.