Baruwa reveals plans to return Lagos aggrieved NURTW members

Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa

Tajudeen Baruwa

The national President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alh. Tajudeen Baruwa, has disclosed an ongoing plans to bring back aggrieved members of Lagos Chapter of the union into the fold and restore peace as well as ensure peaceful coexistence among members across the state.
Baruwa, who disclosed the plans during an interview with newsmen in Lagos, on Saturday, identified peace and unity as major tools of progress, saying “we want every NURTW to remain united and share one common goal which is development of the road transportation sector.”
According to him, the union would be working effectively to ensure that all aggrieved members within Lagos sheath their swords and work together for the development of NURTW as well as the commercial nerve centre of the country.
The president added that the transport union headquarters has concluded plans to bring all aggrieved members, including those that were shown the exit doors for contravening Union’s rules back into the fold and create a one big family in the state.
Baruwa said to ensure this, his leadership would resolve all issues between members and create avenue for those that were formerly holding major posts within the state chapter to resume office while those that have taken over from them will not be remove.
He said rather than ask those already occupying the seat previously held by aggrieved members to vacate, the entire process would be adjusted to accommodate them to return to that level where they were before being asked to leave.
“I believe that whenever anyone is punished, after some times, he should be forgiven and ask to return. So that is part of what we are coming to do in the state.
“Truly, the position of those aggrieved members might have been filled but we will address the issue to ensure that everyone return and can feel they have returned to their brothers’ fold as well as work like a one family,” he said.
Baruwa stated that the moves were basically to ensure that the union speaks with one voice and everyone key into the development plans of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s transportation development plan for Lagos State.
“The constitution of the union stipulates that the members must work with the government to ensure peaceful coexistence”.
He said Lagos remained one of the union’s major chapter with very large membership and that NURTW under his leadership would ensure that the state transport union members become more united than ever before.
Baruwa noted that the belief of the NURTW national headquarters was that when all lingering issues between members were resolved and they become united, the government and the people, who are major customers of the union would be willing to do business with the transport union.
He stated that aside from Lagos, the national leadership has been visiting other states across the federation to sensitize members on the importance of unity among them, saying when there is disunity among members, crisis could arise and further snowball into breakdown of law and order.
The national president stressed that these were part of the message the union leadership had been taking to all states, sensitizing members on the importance of peace and unity especially as the country looks forward to 2023 general election.
As gathered, Baruwa and other executive members of the transport union national executive had been touring all states and they have being doing this by road recently.
It was learnt that they had visited all states in the South-South, Northern region, Southwest, and held meetings with members on how to improve the image of the union.
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