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The Caretaker committee Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alh. Akeem Bodunrin, has fingered the National President of the Union, Alh. Tajudeen Baruwa as the mastermind of the leadership crisis currently rocking the union in the state .
Bodunrin said this on Tuesday, during an anti drug campaign programme organised by the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Ogun state axis, to sensitise commercial drivers on consumption of alcohol amongst others.
While speaking at the Programme, Bodunrin explained that the national President was working against the interest of the state government which was the reason he inaugurated a faction of the union’s leadership in the Ijebu area of the state.
The caretaker Chairman, however, appreciate the Governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun for his leadership sagacity which has forestall peace in the union and state at large.
He said, ” The issue we presently have in the union was solely caused by the national President of the union for no just reason. He has vowed that he won’t allow our leadership even after the government has told him that it is only interested in our leadership in the state.
“After the government made it stance known to him, he still went ahead to inaugurate a parallel leadership against ours which is the authentic leadership of the union”.
In his response, The Chairman of NANS in Ogun state, Com. Tomiwa Bamgbose, however expressed gratitude to the leadership of the union for their peaceful conduct with students and transportation of students across the state.
He however appealed to the government to continue to support the Bodunrin led executive for it peaceful and responsible conduct.
” We want to appreciate the Bodunrin led executive for it peaceful conduct across the state especially as it concern our students in and outside our campuses on the soil of Ogun state.
“Just as the union has been working hand in glove with students leadership in tolerating our students, we seek for continuous good working relationship with our leadership in the state.
” We must confess that , this Iyeru led executive of the NURTW in Ogun state has been peaceful and well behaved against the usuals of the union which violence”.