The Lagos State Government has suspended transport unionism in Oshodi, a Lagos suburb. This came on the heels of the murder of a popular union leader, Rasaq Bello, popularly known as Hamburger. The suspension order was disclosed at a press briefing today by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Anofiu Elegushi.
The decision will affect all the seven branches of the National Union of Road Transport Workers operating in Oshodi area. The commissioner said while the order lasts, there will be no issuance of tickets or collection of money from commercial vehicles operating in the area.
Bello, the NURTW’s Lagos State Treasurer of Tricycle Operators, was murdered by suspected rival gang members in the Shogunle area of Oshodi when violence broke out at the venue of the election primaries of the All Progressives Congress last Monday. His death led to violent clashes in the area as cars were burnt by his supporters.