Controversy as NURTW disowns leaders over customs’ parley

THE Lagos State council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has disassociated itself from a reported meeting between officers of Mile 12 branch of the union and officers of Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Some officers of Mile 12 branch of the Lagos NURTW (Perishable foodstuffs), led by it chairman, Mr Segun Ebiniyi, recently had a meeting with the Area Comptroller of Customs, Seme command, David Victory Dimka, during which some issues about the branch were discussed

Reacting to the alleged meeting, the state chairman of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, said the branch officers were not qualified to hold such meeting, as the issues raised at the meeting were supposed to be handled by the Lagos coordinator in charge of Heavy Truck Department, Comrade Richard Adeyanju, appointed by the national headquarters of the union.

He said the state council would direct the state coordinator to fix another time to meet the officers of the union for discussion on how to smoothen relationship between the union and men of the Nigerian Customs.

The Lagos NURTW boss warned members of the union to always get clearance from the state secretariat of the union before having such meeting or dealing with any organ of the government.