NURTW Protest Non-Payment Of Allowance

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The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Surulere/Lawanson Unit phase 1 and 2, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has protested the non-payment of their allowance since May last year.

The protesters who stormed the Abule-Egba office of the union with placards, accused the out-gone state chairman of the union, Alhaji Rafiu Olohunwa, of chasing them out of business.

According to the assistant secretary of the unit, Fatai Bello, “He is owing us nine months allowance. We have written series of letters to the state chapter of the union on this development and it promised to look into the matter.

“But till now, they have not done anything on the issue and this prompted the protest here today. We even brought a save our soul, SOS, letter here last May. We learnt they are in a meeting now. So, we will wait for them to finish and attend to us.”

Another member of the union, Ebenezer Oshin said: “We don’t want the situation to degenerate to what happened in Oyo State. It is not as if we don’t know what to do but we have  decided to be patient. We are appealing to them not to push us to the wall.

“Our children are out of school and we also find it difficult to feed our families. They should please hear our cry now before the issue gets out of hand,” he said.